Bistra Dilkina is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computational Science and Engineering. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University and joined Georgia Tech in August 2013. Dilkina works on challenging computational problems that arise in the area of sustainability and sustainable development. She is interested in network design problems as they arise in large-scale wildlife conservation planning and urban planning. At Georgia Tech, she teaches a special topics graduate class on Computational Sustainability, where she introduces computing students to the wide variety of applications in sustainability and shows them how they can harness their deep expertise in data analytics, machine learning and algorithms to address important computational problems with high societal impact.