About Chris


2018-2021 Morawetz Postdoctoral Fellow (Courant Instructor)
Courant Institute, NYU

2018 PhD in Mathematics (advisor: Jim Keener)
University of Utah

2013 BS Electrical & Computer Engineering, BS Math
Lafayette College


As a first-generation college student, I'm passionate about scientific outreach, especially to historically excluded populations. In past years, I was a Science Communication Fellow and participated in the NSF INCLUDES program for incarcerated youth. More recently, I was also a Proud to be First (generation) advocate at NYU and part of the Cal-Bridge program at UCI.

In the rare instances of spare time from all of the above, you might find me: searching for new vegan food, rock climbing, or complaining about my extremely needy cat, Piper. My favorite vegetable is the beet.

For the sake of clarity: I am not Chris Miles, the rapper. Nor am I Christopher J. Miles, the other scientist. I am also not Chris Miles, the artist. However, I have crossed paths with him and appreciate his work.