I am a Ph.D. student in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). I am a member of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), and I work in the Supertech group with Professor Charles Leiserson.

Through my research, I aim to make it easy for people to write programs that work well on today's computers and computers in the future. Towards this goal, I have researched parallel algorithms and data structures, parallel programming linguistics and scheduling, and tools to analyze the correctness and scalability of parallel programs. All of my work strives to produce results that are both provably good and work well in practice.

I am generally interested in computer science (both theory and systems), math, awesome puzzles, doing cool research, and having fun doing cool research. If you have recommendations in any of those areas, please feel free to let me know.

What do people call me?

Most people refer to me by my first two initials, "TB." Many people also call me "Ben." My full name is "Tao Benjamin Schardl," which I shorten to "Tao B. Schardl" on all of my publications.

What is my username, and what does it mean?

My username is neboat, though I will use an alternative username neboat16 if the former is taken. I leave the question of what neboat means an exercise for the reader.

Last modified 6 June 2014 by TB Schardl.