Christopher G. Brinton
Christopher G. Brinton

Christopher G. Brinton

Research Fellow

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Purdue University

Christopher G. Brinton is an Assistant Professor in the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Purdue University. His research interest is at the intersection of networking, communications, and machine learning, specifically in fog/edge network intelligence, distributed machine learning, and data-driven wireless network optimization. Since joining Purdue ECE in fall 2019, Dr. Brinton has won the NSF CAREER Award (2022), ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award (2022), DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA, 2022), Intel Rising Star Faculty Award (2022), and roughly $10M in sponsored research projects as a PI or co-PI. He has also been awarded Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Awards in Early Career Research (2023), Early Career Teaching (2023), and Online Learning (2022).

He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, in the ML and AI for wireless area. Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Brinton was the Associate Director of the EDGE Lab and a Lecturer of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. He also co-founded Zoomi Inc., a big data startup company that has provided learning optimization to more than one million users worldwide and holds US Patents in machine learning for education.

His book The Power of Networks: 6 Principles That Connect our Lives and associated Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) reached over 400,000 students. Dr. Brinton received the PhD (with honors) and MS Degrees from Princeton in 2016 and 2013, respectively, both in Electrical Engineering.

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