Jackson Burns

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduate Student
Email: jwburns@mit.edu

Jackson Burns was born in raised in Edgewood, Kentucky where I attended high school before leaving the state for my undergraduate education. I received an Honors B.Eng in Chemical Engineering with minors in Computer Science and History from the University of Delaware in 2022. While there, I had the opportunity to work with Donald Watson and Dion Vlachos on the optimization of Heck-type coupling reactions using machine learning. In Fall of 2022 I joined MIT in the Center for Computational Science and Engineering as a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow. As of January 2023 I officially joined the Green group, where I am developing RMG with a focus on increasing performance by implementing parallelism, enabling us to study larger problems.