Mary Beth Ruskai

Curriculum vitae


B.S. 1965 Chemistry Notre Dame College, Cleveland, Ohio

M.A. 1969 Mathematics University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Ph.D. 1969 Physical Chemistry University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Primary Positions

2011-16 Associate Member and Visiting Scientist
Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

2003-13 Research Professor
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

1977-2002 Assistant; Associate (1982); Professor (1986); Eremitus
Department of Mathematics
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts

1973-76 Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

1971-72 Research Associate
Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1969-71 Battelle Fellow
Institut de Physique Théorique
University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Other Positions

Visiting appointments of one semester or longer include the University of Alberta, Rockefeller University, the University of Vienna, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU, Georgia Tech, the Technical University of Berlin, as well as named professorships listed under Honors.

Short (e.g., one month) appointments include visiting positions at IHES (Bur-sur-Yvette), France, Caltech, Rome (Italy), CERN (Geneva), The University of Leiden, CEREMADE at University of Paris IX, the University of Toulon, the University of Reims, the Technical University of Budapest, the Korean Institute for Advanced Study.

I was a consultant at AT&T Bell Laboratories (the original institution at Murray Hill, NJ) in 1972, 1983, 1988-89.

I have participated (e.g. for one month or more) in research programs at ITAMP (Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center), ITP (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Caltech), IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, MSRI (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley), ESI (The Schrödinger Institute, Vienna), The Banach Center (Warsaw, Poland), The Mittag-Leffler Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) IMS (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Singapore), The Fields Institute (Toronto), and The Isaac Newton Institute (Cambridge, UK)


NSF Predoctoral Fellowship (1965-69)
Elected to Sigma Xi (1969)
Battelle Postdoctoral Fellowship (1969-71)
Bunting Science Scholar Fellowship at Radcliffe College (1983-85)
NSF Career Advancement Award (1988-89)
NSF Visiting Professor at University of Michigan (1991-92)
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992)
Flora Stone Mather Visiting Professor (Case Western Reserve University, 1995)
E.T.S. Walton Visitor Award, Dublin Institute of Technology (2003)
Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor, IAS, University of Bristol, UK (2012)
(visit cancelled for medical reasons)
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2013, inaugural group)

Major Lectures

In addition to speaking about my research at many conferences, I was a plenary speaker at

I have given short courses (e.g., one week) at

My work in gender and science led to seminar talks, participation in many panels, as well as the following major lectures: