About Matthew

  • Originally from Connecticut

  • Bachelor of Science from Caltech in 2013

  • Undergraduate research with Geoffrey Blake in 2011 researching ab-initio quantum computation of THz vibrational modes to complement the lab’s experimental research in terahertz spectroscopy.

  • Internship at Pfizer in 2012 developing cheminformatic tools for medicinal and computational chemists.

  • PhD in Chemistry from Stanford in Fall of 2017. My advisor was Vijay Pande.

  • Currently writing software at Rigetti Computing.

  • Taught (TA-ed) intro chem. lab (Caltech, 2011), the Caltech p-chem series: quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and stat. mech. (2012-2013), and Stanford stat. mech. and thermo classes (2014). Worked with the Stanford chem curriculum chair to develop matlab exercises for undergraduate p-chem classes to promote greater emphasis on computation for undergraduate chemistry instruction (2013).

  • Enjoy programming in Python, C++, C#, and Mathematica. Can program in (but may not necessarily enjoy) many others.

  • Hobbies include flying light aircraft (private pilot since 2010), jamming on my keyboard (the musical kind), and mario kart (preferably double dash).