Matt is the Director of the Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute at UAB and a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the Harvard Medical School. Previously, Matt was a strategist in the Executive Office of the President at the White House for both the Obama and Trump administrations and taught at the School of Computing at the University of Utah.
In medicine, his primary research area is precision medicine – the use of data (particularly genomic data) to optimize healthcare outcomes and to deliver the best possible treatment to patients. He is particularly interested in drug repurposing and individualized novel drug development. In computer science, his primary research area is static analysis of higher-order programs, although he also does work in functional programming, relational programming, parsing and purely functional data structures.
His broader interests include language design, compiler implementation, security, program optimization, parallelism and program verification.