Bjorn Sandstede is a Professor of Applied Mathematics and the Department Chair of the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. His research focuses on applied dynamical systems, data science, and applications to biological systems. Before moving to Brown, he held faculty positions at The Ohio State University and the University of Surrey. Sandstede received an Alfred P Sloan Research Fellowship, the SIAM JD Crawford Prize, a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, the Elsevier Jack Hale Award, and teaching and mentoring awards from Brown University. He was selected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. At Brown, Sandstede served as Department Chair and as Director of Brown's Data Science Initiative.