Co-founder & Managing Director

MIT Sports Lab

Christina is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at MIT and the co-founder and Managing Director of the MIT Sports Lab, which works with leaders across the sports industry to assess and leverage new streams of data to address complex challenges in areas such as athlete identification and development, game strategy, player health and performance, fan engagement, and data-driven decision making.

Christina’s research focuses on the intersection of sports, data, engineering, and innovation. She started MIT’s first sports analytics and innovation class and is a contributing author to 21st Century Sports: How Technologies Will Change Sports in the Digital Age (Springer 2021). Christina serves as an advisor to multiple sports technology start-ups having started her first company at 18 and was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at MIT’s Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship where she helped hundreds of teams go from concept to company. Christina is a Member of the External Evaluation Board for EIT Health, the European Union’s Institute of Innovation and Technology, serves a Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN) and is a Techstars mentor.