Kavita Ramanan is the Roland George Dwight Richardson University Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University.
She works on probability theory, stochastic processes and their applications.
She has made fundamental contributions to stochastic analysis, including, in particular, the study of reflected diffusions, large deviations theory, interacting particle systems, Markov random fields, high-dimensional probability and applications to asymptotic convex geometry and stochastic networks.
She has received several honors for her research, including the Erlang Prize from the Applied Probability Society, a Medallion from the Institute for Mathematical Statistics, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Newton award and the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship. She is a fellow of multiple societies including the American Mathematical Society, the Institute for Mathematical Statistics, and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. She is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.