Brian Wheatman

A Computer Scientist with a variety of interests intellectual and otherwise.

About Brian

I am PhD Student in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. I enjoy devoting my time and attention to a variety of activities and intellectual pursuits. I am fortunate to be advised by Yair Amir and Randal Burns.

My research interests include:

  • Big Data and Distributed Systems
  • Assured Machine Learning
  • Graph Analytics
  • Performance Engineering
  • Parallel Data Structures and Algorithms

For more information on my projects, see projects page.

For a list of papers and presentations, see Google Scholar.

I also enjoy traveling and rock climbing.


I am currently a PhD Student in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University advised by Yair Amir and Randal Burns. I received the Gordon Croft Fellowship.

I earned my Masters of Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2019, working with Charles E. Leiserson. My thesis can be found here.

I earned my Bachelors of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017, completing a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics and a double minor in Economics and Management Science. I am a member of both the Engineering Honor Society (TBP) and the Computer Science Honor Society (HKN). I was the Lockheed Martin Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar, under the supervision of Daniela Rus and Sertac Karaman.


I have worked with a variety of classes from my undergrad through my PhD:

  • Intermediate Programming (JHU CS220): Teaching Assistant (TA) Fall 2020
  • Computation Structures (MIT 6.004): Head TA Spring 2019, TA Spring 2018, Fall 2018
  • Advanced Undergraduate Research (MIT 6.UAR): TA Fall 2017
  • Digital Communication Systems (MIT 6.02): Lab Assistant Fall 2016
  • Algorithms (MIT 6.006 and 6.046): Tutoring and Grading 2015-2016

Professional Experience

I have completed multiple Software and Data Engineering internships:

  • Google: Summers 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Five Rings Capital: Winter 2017
  • Facebook: Summer 2016
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.: Summer 2015

View My CV

You can see my academic and professional experiences via the linked CV.