Cynthia Rudin is an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, Dr. Rudin was an associate research scientist at the Center for Computational Learning Systems at Columbia University, and prior to that, an NSF postdoctoral research fellow at NYU. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University at Buffalo, and received a PhD in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University in 2004. She received an NSF CAREER award in 2011, and is a finalist for the 2012-2013 INFORMS Innovations in Analytics Award. Her work has been featured in articles appearing in IEEE Computer, Businessweek, ScienceNews, WIRED Science, U.S. News and World Report, Slashdot, Discovery Channel / Discovery News, CIO magazine, Energy Daily, and on Boston Public Radio.