Dr. Kostinski received her doctorate in physics from Harvard University. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, and has conducted research at Princeton and internationally in Russia and Australia. Her research interests include optics, soft condensed matter, statistical physics, and discrete geometry.
She hopes to perform important research on the optics of complex systems. Dr. Kostinski is noted for her remarkable intellectual breadth, excellent communication skills, and her ability to transcend disciplines. She has served as a mentor in Harvard’s Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (WISTEM) program, MIT’s Research Science Institute, and is a musician as well—she was principal second violinist of the Harvard Dudley Orchestra.
At Tel Aviv University she is conducting research under the guidance of Dr. Shlomi Reuveni in the School of Chemistry, working on theoretical aspects of statistical and biological physics.