Charles Epstein is the Thomas A. Scott Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. Epstein is also the founding chair of the Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His current research interests include partial differential equations, Maxwell’s equations, degenerate diffusions, population genetics, imaging, and numerical analysis; he has also worked in hyperbolic geometry, univalent function theory, several complex variables, microlocal analysis and index theory. He was a Sloan Foundation Fellow. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Mathematical Society. He was a co-recipient of the Stefan Bergman Prize in 2016, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of ICERM. He holds a Ph.D. and MS in Mathematics from New York University and a SB in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.