Eric Zhang

is a software engineer,
researcher, and

I currently work at Modal, a new cloud computing platform.

I hope to develop better interactive software for people to cultivate and share ideas, and to meaningfully express what brings them joy.

Towards that goal, I am a generalist and care deeply about systems, which form the fundamental building blocks of our applications; and interaction design, how we use and live with computers that are all around us.

Previously, I worked at Prosper Robotics, Convex, Jump Trading, Scale AI, and Nvidia. I’ve also independently published things in the past, like a physics book, combinatorics research, and graphics tutorials used by thousands. Before that, I won two gold medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics.

I recently graduated from Harvard, where I was a teaching fellow for upper-level CS classes, wrote my thesis on Datalog, and studied art, music, and sociology. I am a classical violist and enjoy making music with others (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

Other interests: math, physics, reading, photography, and biking.

Self-portrait photograph of Eric Zhang at his desk