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 (signal processing), computer science (artificial intelligence and machine learning), 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 am also active in teaching. I am currently a Lecturer of Electrical Engineering at Princeton, and an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at The College of New Jersey, my undergraduate alma mater. I co-authored the book The Power of Networks: Six Principles That Connect Our Lives, which has been mentioned in several popular media (such as TIME), and teach a Massive Open Online Course Networks Illustrated: Principles without Calculus based on my book. I am also an instructor for the MOOC Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes; together, these courses have reached over 300,000 students since 2012.