Ruta Mehta

Assistant professor Ruta Mehta recently won a National Science CAREER Award. She received a five-year federal grant for research and education activities and plans to use it to explore unsolved questions regarding equilibrium computation.

“Currently we are saying that you cannot solve these problems if the input is worst-case, but the real-life data is rarely worst-case if at all,” Mehta said.

She hopes to create next-generation algorithms that will improve data analysis in real-life applications. To accomplish her goals, Mehta plans to train undergrad and grad students to work on various stages of the project.

Read more about the award and Mehta’s plans for the grant here.

Article & photo: David Mercer, Illinois Computer Science

Vignette written by: Taylor Tucker, May 2018

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