Professor M. Ram Murty received his Ph.D. in 1980 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, supervised by Harold Stark. He was on the faculty of McGill University from 1982 until 1996, when he joined Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he is currently the Queen's Research Chair and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Professor Murty is a world-renowned researcher in the areas of modular forms, elliptic curves, and sieve theory.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has won numerous prestigious awards in mathematics, including the Coxeter-James Prize. He is also the author of several books including "Non-Vanishing of L-Functions and Applications" (jointly with V. Kumar Murty) for which he received the Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer Prize for mathematical exposition.