Phil Klein is Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. He is a Fellow of the ACM (2010) and a recipient of the National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award (1991). He is a recipient of Brown University's Philip J. Bray Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Sciences (2007). He was the program chair for the 28th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (2017), the premier conference focused on design and analysis of algorithms. He was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2015-16). His research focuses on algorithms and data structures for optimization problems in graphs.