Chris Ariza

Chris Ariza, PhD

Chris Ariza, PhD

Partner, Chief Technology Officer

Chris Ariza oversees the Data Systems, Enterprise Systems, and Information Technology teams, as well as defines technology strategy, contributing to firm-wide software engineering activities and promoting open-source RA technologies. He is a member of the Management Committee of Research Affiliates.

With over 20 years of software engineering experience, Chris has developed tools in a variety of domains, most notably algorithmic music composition and computer-aided musicology. Prior to joining Research Affiliates, he was a visiting assistant professor of music at MIT, assistant editor of the Computer Music Journal, and assistant professor of recording arts and music technology at Towson University.

Chris has a BA in music with honors from Harvard University and an MA and PhD in music theory and composition from New York University.