Matt is a computer scientist and applied mathematician who has spent his career working on problems in physical modeling/simulation and data analysis. He spent 8 years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory working on supercomputers and computational physics problems. After coming to Oregon, Matt taught computer science and mathematics at both the University of Oregon and Washington State University (Vancouver). He was also a research lead at Galois, Inc. here in Portland. He currently is co-founder of a small business, Noddle.io, where he builds programs that automatically write other programs. His current interests include visual and audio data analysis, as well as modeling complex systems to understand how opinions and languages form and flow within interacting populations.