Konstantina Trivisa is the Director of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland. She earned her Ph.D. from Brown University in applied mathematics. Her research focuses on the modeling and analysis of models arising in fluid dynamics, plasma physics, quantum dynamics, and on the construction of numerical algorithms for their approximation. Her research has been recognized by awards including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, The Faculty Early Career Award, The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) as well as a Simons Foundation Fellowship. She was selected as ADVANCE Professor and Leadership Fellow at the University of Maryland for her work on issues of diversity and inclusion.