Cynthia Phillips is a Lab Fellow (as of 1/2023) at Sandia National Laboratories. She received a B.A. in applied mathematics from Harvard University and a PhD in computer science from MIT. In her 30+ years at Sandia National Laboratories she has conducted research in combinatorial optimization, algorithm design and analysis, and parallel computation with more recent work in data science such as streaming algorithms. She has worked in diverse topics and applications including scheduling, network and infrastructure surety, integer programming, graph algorithms, computational biology, computer security, quantum computing, social network analysis, wireless networks, sensor placement (e.g. for municipal water networks for the EPA), neuromorphic computing, and more. She is a SIAM fellow and an ACM distinguished scientist.