Dr. Eunice E. Santos is a leading expert and researcher in the areas of large-scale distributed processing, computational modeling, complex adaptive systems, and human modeling with applications to the biological, physical, and social sciences. She joined the University of Texas at El Paso in 2009 as Chair and Professor of the Department of Computer Science after serving as a Senior Research Fellow at the US Department of Defense's Center for Technology and National Security Policy. She is also the Director of the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (a DHS Center of Excellence) and the Director of the Center for Defense Systems Research (both also since 2009). Dr. Santos was a professor at Virginia Tech and Lehigh University. She earned her PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Santos has received numerous awards, including a National Science Foundation Career Award, the IEEE-CS Technical Achievement Award, the Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Robinson Faculty Award. She is a past member of the IDA/DARPA Defense Science Study Group, and a member of several DoD senior technical advisory committees. She has served as a member of the NATO Research & Technology Organisation Task Group on Psycho-Social Models and Methods in NATO's Effects Based Approach to Operations.