Christopher Brinton

Visiting Researcher and Lecturer


Chris Brinton is a visiting researcher and lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2016, his Master’s Degree in EE from Princeton in May 2013, and his BSEE from The College of New Jersey (valedictorian and summa cum laude) in May 2011. His primary research interest is in the development of social and adaptive learning techniques to enhance the future of education, but he is also interested in optimization methods for network topologies. He is a co-author of the undergraduate-level textbook “Networks Illustrated: Principles without Calculus”, and has served as an assistant instructor for both MOOCs and “flipped” classrooms in the past. He is also the Chief Coordinator for the non-profit online education platform “3 Nights and Done” (3ND).


Networks Illustrated: Principles without Calculus

Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes

Networks Illustrated: Principles without Calculus