Maxine Brown is Director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) and the Software Technologies Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), responsible for fundraising, outreach, documentation, and promotion of their research activities. Her research interests include visualization, collaboration, human-computer interfaces, and high-performance computing and international network infrastructure. Brown has been active in ACM SIGGRAPH and in ACM/IEEE Supercomputing conferences. In recognition of her services to UIC and the community at large, Brown is a recipient of the 1990 UIC Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) award; the 2001 UIC Merit Award; and, the 1998 ACM SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Award. She is also one of the women featured in “New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts” (2018) published by the University of Illinois Press.