Christan Grant was born in Miami, Florida and attended Nova High School. He graduated from the University of Florida with his degree in Bachelor in Computer Engineering in May 2007. He was involved in several organizations including the Open Source Users Group, Progressive Black Men, Inc., National Society of Black Engineers, University Scholars and Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship.
After graduating, Christan interned at IBM Almaden Research Center under the direction of Tyrone Grandison. While there he developed a prototype for the Health-e-Assistant, an engine which addresses a GAP between personal health records and the Web 2.0.
He is currently enrolled as a Doctoral student in the Database Group. His research lies in the area of databases, deep-web search, and information retrieval, and natural language processing. More specifically, he is a part of the Morpheus Project where he is developing a deep web question answering system.