Ruta Mehta is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining UIUC she was a postdoctoral fellow at Simons Institute, UC Berkeley, and with Vijay V. Vazirani at Georgia Tech. She did her Ph.D. at IIT-Bombay under the supervision of Milind Sohoni and Bharat Adsul. Her research interests lie in theoretical computer science and it's interface with economics, games theory, fair division, and learning. For her research she has received the NSF CAREER Award, the Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship, and the Best Postdoctoral Award (given by CoC@GT). Her PhD thesis won the ACM India Doctoral Dessirtation Award and the IIT-Bombay Excellence in PhD Thesis Award.