Bio sketch and interests:  Matt graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012 with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering and entered the VCU Medical Physics program in the fall of 2013. In the interim, he worked for the Rensselaer Radiation Measurement and Dosimetry Group producing tools for patient dose tracking and voxelized computational phantom simulation. Additionally, Matt worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory developing GPU-accelerated Monte Carlo methods for the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division for use on OLCF's TITAN supercomputer. His research work has focused on novel computational methods and HPC implementations for both Health and Medical Physics applications and he hopes to pursue similar work at VCU. When not in a classroom or a lab, Matt enjoys volunteering for US FIRST, vegetarian cooking and baking, spending time with friends, and playing with his dogs.