Stephanie Forrest is Regents Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the Univ. of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where she served as Dept. Chair 2006-2011. She is also on the Santa Fe Institute External Faculty and recently spent one year at the U.S. Dept. of State working on cyber-policy. She was educated at St. John's College (B.A.) and The University of Michigan (M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science). Her research interests include: biology and computation, computer immunology, disease modeling, automatic repair of software vulnerabilities, large-scale security modeling and data analysis and cyber-policy She has received many awards, including: the Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lectures (2013), the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award (2011), and the Presidential Young Investigator Award (1991).