Rachel Ward

W. A. “Tex” Moncrief Distinguished Professor in Computational Engineering and Sciences—Data Science, and Professor of Mathematics, UT Austin.
Member, UT Institute for Foundations of Machine Learning
Office: PMA 10.144; POB 5.114 Mail: rward@math.utexas.edu

Research interests: applied harmonic analysis, probability, optimization, mathematical data science.


Here is a short bio;

Here is a CV (updated June 2020)


My papers can be found on my google scholar profile


Current students:


Past PhD students:

  • Amelia Henriksen (Currently: Data Science Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories)

  • Xiaoxia Wu (Currently: Researcher, Microsoft)

  • Soledad Villar (Currently: Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Johns Hopkins University)

  • Chris White (Currently: Chief Technology Officer, Prefect)

  • Karin Knudson (Currently: Senior Data Scientist, Tufts University)



I am on the editorial board of Foundations of Computational Mathematics and SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science.