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Christopher K.R.T. Jones is currently a domain scientist in the Renaissance Computing Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1979, and, prior to being Bill Guthridge Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at UNC, he was a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown for thirteen years. The main thrust of his research is the use of dynamical systems as a tool for solving problems that originate in applications; in particular, the use of dynamical systems methods in the study of nonlinear wave motion in neuroscience and optics, ocean dynamics and, more recently, climate. His recent work has included contributions to the area of Data Assimilation, with a particular focus on assimilating data in ocean and sea-ice models. He is currently Director of the Mathematics and Climate Research Network. He is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and won the inaugural prize of the SIAM Activity Group on the Mathematics for Planet Earth in 2020.