Ronald Coifman

Ronald Coifman
Born 1941
Nationality Israel
United States
Alma mater University of Geneva

National Medal of Science (1999)

Schock prize (2018)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Yale University
Doctoral advisor Jovan Karamata
Doctoral students Sijue Wu

Ronald Raphael Coifman is the Phillips Professor of Mathematics at Yale University. Coifman earned a doctorate from the University of Geneva in 1965, supervised by Jovan Karamata.[1]

Coifman is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is a recipient of the 1996 DARPA Sustained Excellence Award, the 1996 Connecticut Science Medal, the 1999 Pioneer Award of the International Society for Industrial and Applied Science, and the 1999 National Medal of Science.[2][3]

In 2013, he co-founded ThetaRay, a cyber security and big data analytics company.[4]


  1. Ronald Coifman at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. "Ronald Coifman, Ph.D., University of Geneva, 1965". Yale University. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  3. National Science Foundation - The President's National Medal of Science
  4. "Israel's ThetaRay turns to maths to detect cyber threats". Reuters. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2017.

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