Jonathan Bloom, Co-Founder, Hail Team at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Jonathan Bloom

Co-Founder, Hail Team, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Jonathan Bloom is a mathematician, engineer, and co-founder of the Hail team at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Prior to joining the Broad, he did research in geometry and algebraic topology as a Moore Instructor and NSF Fellow in Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While there, he re-architected the department’s introductory course on probability and statistics, now available on MIT OpenCourseWare. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and Ph.D. from Columbia University in Mathematics.


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