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Matthew is a PhD student studying computer science at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, advised by Professor Cristina Nita-Rotaru. The Portland, Oregon native is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where he received his Bachelor of Science. Matthew’s research areas include security, machine learning and systems and networks. He is a member of the Network and Distributed Systems Security group. Matthew’s research interest involves security and privacy, among others.


  • BS, University of Oregon

About Me

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

I am currently a PhD student in the College of Computer and Information Science. I am very excited to be doing computer science research and look forward to learning about more advanced computer science.

What are your research interests?

I am working in the networks and distributed systems group. I started undergrad as a math major, and ended up really enjoying computer science. Starting undergrad, I wouldn’t have expected to be here, but I’m happy I am.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

Something I think would be cool is helping prepare the next generation of computing devices from quantum attacks.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

I think the back and forth nature of security is awesome. Attackers and defenders are always trying to outsmart each other. People come up with really clever attacks.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

I’d like to learn a lot here at Northeastern. I’m excited to be doing research and would like to work in as many areas as I can contribute to. Cryptography, internet of things, differential privacy, and quantum information are all things I’d like to work on.

Where did you study for your undergraduate degree?

I went to University of Oregon for undergraduate. Going to a local school really helped me be able to explore my interests, which is why I’m now a computer science grad student instead of a math major.