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Ruriko Yoshida

Associate Professor
Operations Research
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2973


Obtained a PhD degree in mathematics at University of California, Davis in 2004.
Worked as assistant research professor at Duke University from 2004 to 2006.
Worked as assistant professor of statistics at University of Kentucky from 2006 to 2012.
Worked as associate professor of statistics at University of Kentucky from 2006 to 2012.
NPS Experience
  • 2016 - current: Associate Professor
Other Experience
  • 2012 - 2016 Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
  • 2006 - 2012 Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
  • 2004 - 2006 Assistant Research Professor, Duke University
Research Interests
Computational Biology
Discrete Optimization
Algebraic/Geometric Statistics
Teaching Interests
Statistics, Computational Statistics, Stochastic processes, Statistical Inference, Probability.


  • 2016 - Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) , National Science Foundation
  • 2013 - Statistics, National Science Foundation
  • 2010 - PHYLOGENETIC SYSTEMATICS, National Science Foundation
  • 2008 - Joint DMS/BIO/NIGMS Math/Bio Program, National Institute of Health

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2004 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics