Pavithra Prabhakar is an associate professor of computer science at Kansas State University, where she holds the Peggy and Gary Edwards Chair in Engineering. She obtained her doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2011, from where she also obtained a masters in Applied Mathematics. She was a CMI (Center for Mathematics of Information) fellow at Caltech for the year 2011-12. She has been on the faculty of Kansas State University since 2015, and has previously held a faculty position at the IMDEA Software Institute. Her main research interest is in the Formal Analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems, with emphasis on both theoretical and practical methods for verification and synthesis of hybrid control systems. She is the recipient of a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant from the European Union, an NSF CAREER Award and an ONR Young Investigator Award.