Chris Musco, Communication Advisor

Communication Advisor
Fourth-year graduate student

Chris is a fourth-year PhD student in CSAIL’s Theory of Computation group. His research focuses on developing fast algorithms for matrix problems like linear regression and eigendecomposition. More generally, he is interested in applying mathematics to modern computational challenges. Chris completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University, where he TA’d as much as possible and gave architecture a shot before happily majoring in computer science and applied mathematics. At MIT, he has served as a mentor for the Research Science Institute summer program, which introduces high school students  to academic STEM research. Chris is originally from nearby Rhode Island and he loves to travel, often to ski, always to eat. He has driven across the United States four times.