Carlos Castillo-Chavez is a Regents Professor, Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology, Distinguished Sustainability Scientist and Founding Director of the Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center at ASU. Castillo-Chavez received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from three campuses of the University of Wisconsin and has co-authored over 250 publications. Per the Mathematics Genealogy Project, he is among the top 200 mentors of PhD students (49) in the history of mathematics. He was recognized with three White House Awards (1992, 1997, 2011) and served on President Obama’s Committee on the National Medal of Science (2010-2015). He is a George Polya Lecturer (2017-2019). He is a Provost Visiting Professor at Brown University, within its Division of Applied Mathematics and its Data Science Initiative. He is a fellow of SIAM, AMS, AAAS and the American College of Epidemiology.