Amanda Ruiz, PhD

Amanda Ruiz
Phone: (619) 260-7931
Fax: (619) 260-4293
Office: Serra Hall 159F

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

  • PhD, Mathematics, Binghamton University, 2013
  • MA, Mathematics, San Francisco State University, 2009
  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies Field, University of California, Berkeley, 2000

Amanda Ruiz is a Southern California native, she grew up in Huntington Beach. She is joining the University of San Diego from Harvey Mudd College where she was a teaching and research postdoctoral fellow in the Mathematics Department. She received her PhD in mathematics from Binghamton University, where she also started the Graduate Women's Organization to help women support each other in the academic environment. She also served as president of the Binghamton University Parent's Collective, an organization aimed at creating a community of graduate students who are juggling school and children. Ruiz received a Masters degree in Mathematics from San Francisco State University, where she started the student group Mathematistas, which created a network of female graduate students in mathematics. Amanda enjoys doing research in combinatorics. Previous research has been in enumerative combinatorics and matroid theory. She especially enjoys doing research with undergraduate students. She is committed to making mathematics more accessible for women and students of color and considers service in this area an integral part of her job as an educator and academic. When she is not doing mathematics or teaching, Amanda enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her daughter and husband. Amanda's Erdös-Bacon number is 6 (=3+3).