Tao B. Schardl is a Ph.D. candidate 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 ease the tasks of writing, reasoning about, and debugging fast code. His previous work includes parallel language technologies, tools, and parallel algorithms that strive to support software performance engineering as a scientific process. Mr. Schardl received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2009 and his Masters of Engineering in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2010.