Tao B. Schardl is a Postdoctoral associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a member of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), and works in the Supertech group with Professor Charles Leiserson. His research draws from both algorithms and systems to develop technologies that support principled, scientific approaches to writing fast code. He has previously worked on parallel programming models, theories of performance, diagnostic tools, and compilers to simplify the task of software performance engineering. Dr. Schardl received his S.B. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2009, his M.Eng. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2010, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT in 2016.