A mathematics professor from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) was presented with one of the most prestigious awards in the field.
Ruth Williams, Ph.D, was awarded the John von Neumann Theory Prize at the annual meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in Nashville, TN on Sunday night. She shares the award with researcher Martin Reiman from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University.
The John von Neumann Prize is named after a famed mathematician and was established in 1975. It is seen as the Nobel Prize in the math field.
The prize also consists of $5,000, a medallion and a citation.
Williams has been a faculty member at UCSD since 1983 and was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences, which is considered to be a rare honor for a mathematician.