Hi! I’m Chris Brinton, and I am currently the Head of Advanced Research at Zoomi Inc. I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in May 2016, and co-founded Zoomi during my time as a graduate student.
My research is in developing systems and methods to improve the quality of human learning. It lies at the intersection of electrical engineering, computer science, and education. My PhD thesis received the Bede Liu Best Dissertation Award in Electrical Engineering, and made contributions to three main areas: Learning Data Analytics (LDA), Social Learning Networks (SLN), and Integrated and Individualized Courses (IIC).
I co-authored the book The Power of Networks: Six Principles That Connect Our Lives. I teach a Massive Open Online Course Networks Illustrated: Principles without Calculus based on my book, and am an assistant instructor for the MOOC Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes. These courses have reached over 250,000 students since 2012.
I am also an adjunct professor in the School of Engineering at The College of New Jersey, my undergraduate alma mater. There I teach Advanced Engineering Math II, a course in probability/statistics and partial differential equations.