Matthew Might

Biosketch

Matthew Might portrait
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Computing, University of Utah

Biography

Education

  • Ph.D. 2007, Computer Science, Georgia Tech. Project: Environment analysis of higher-order languages

Honors & Awards

  • Best Online Science Writing Award -- 2013. Awarded for http://matt.might.net/articles/my-sons-killer/. Science Online., 12/2013

In the Media

  • "Kids who don't cry: New genetic disorder discovered." CNN.com Reported by Jacque Wilson. 20 March 2014. 03/20/2014. http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/20/health/ngly1-genetic...
  • Mother shocked to find her face on revenge porn site. 12 March 2014. KSL. Salt Lake City, Utah. 10:00 PM. 03/12/2014. http://www.ksl.com/?sid=29039004&nid=148&title=mot...
  • How safe is your mobile banking app?. 5 March 2014. KSL. Salt Lake City, Utah. 6:45 AM. 03/05/2014. https://www.ksl.com/?sid=28945907&nid=148&title=ho...
  • Proposed law would give teens clean slate on social media. 14 November 2013. Reported by Annie Cutler. KSTU. Salt Lake City, Utah. 10:00 PM. 11/14/2013. http://fox13now.com/2013/11/14/proposed-law-would-...
  • New technology to track shopping habits from grocery store shelves. 22 October 2013. Reported by Caroline Connolly. KSTU. Salt Lake City, Utah. 9:45 PM. 10/22/2013. http://fox13now.com/2013/10/21/new-technology-to-t...
  • Car Hacking. This Morning with Alex Jensen. 5 September 2013. eFM 101.3 MHz. Seoul, South Korea. 9 minutes. 09/2013.
  • U of U professor discusses looming danger of car hacking. 31 July 2013. Reported by Nineveh Dinha. KSTU. Salt Lake City, Utah. 9:00 PM. 07/31/2013. http://fox13now.com/2013/07/31/u-of-u-professor-di...
  • ``Experts worry about foreign, domestic implications of Utah Data Center.'' Salt Lake Tribune. Moderated by Jennifier Napier-Pearce. 2 July 2013. 07/02/2013. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/56543268-90/...
  • Hacker Valley. City Weekly. By Eric S. Peterson. 22 May 2013. Salt Lake City, Utah. Cover story. 05/22/2013. http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/article-77-17582-ha...
  • Matthew Might. "Hacking strength." Hacker Monthly. May 2013. (Cover story). 05/2013. http://hackermonthly.com/issue-36.html
  • Christmas hope for 5-year-old with rare mutation. 24 December 2012. Reported by Ed Yeates. KSL. Salt Lake City, Utah. 10:00 PM. 12/24/2012. http://www.ksl.com/?sid=23510483&nid=148&title=chr...
  • 'Revolution:' What would it take to bring down Utah's lights? 26 November 2012. Reported by Andrew Wittenberg. KSL. Salt Lake City, Utah. 10:00 PM. 11/26/2012. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=23133704
  • Utah couple races to help son with unique genetic disorder. 25 November 2012. By Kirsten Stewart. Salt Lake City, Utah. Full-page cover story for Sunday edition. Two full-page interior spread. 11/25/2012.
  • Matthew Might. "Relational shell programming." Hacker Monthly. August 2012. 08/2012. http://hackermonthly.com/issue-27.html
  • Matthew Might. “Hunting down my son’s killer.” Gizmodo. June 2012. Reprinted from: http://matt.might.net/articles/my-sons-killer/. 06/2012. http://gizmodo.com/5914305/hunting-down-my-sons-ki...
  • Matthew Might. "SSH: More than secure shell." Hacker Monthly. May 2012. 05/2012. http://hackermonthly.com/issue-24.html
  • “Victims of Medicaid breach may have little recourse if personal info is compromised.” 14 April 2012. Reported by Wendy Leonard. Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. 04/14/2012.
  • Herbert calls for audit following data breach that could cost millions. 11 April 2012. Reported by John Daley. KSL. Salt Lake City, Utah. 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM. 04/11/2012. http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=19952988&...
  • Anonymous attacks Salt Lake City Police Department. 2 Feb 2012. Reported by Chris Jones. KUTV. Salt Lake City, Utah. 10:00 PM. 02/02/2012.
  • Matthew Might. "Translating mathematics into code." Hacker Monthly. January 2012. (Cover story) . 01/2012. http://hackermonthly.com/issue-20.html
  • Interview by "The Setup." matt.might.usesthis.com. 6 January 2012. 01/2012. http://matt.might.usesthis.com/
  • Couple accuses rental company of spying via webcam. 5 May 2011. Reported by John Daley. KSL. Salt Lake City, Utah. 6:30 PM. 05/05/2011.
  • Couple Sues Rental Company Over Alleged Spying 4 May 2011. Reported by Fields Moseley. KUTV. Salt Lake City, Utah. 10:00 PM. 05/04/2011.
  • Cybersecurity with Matt Might. 30 April 2011. Produced by Sheri Quinn and Suzi Montgomery. UPR (NPR). Salt Lake City, Utah. 30 minutes. 04/30/2011.
  • An interview with Science Questions. 29 April 2011. Produced by Sheri Quinn and Constance Crompton. UPR (NPR). Salt Lake City, Utah. 28 minutes. 04/29/2011.
  • Hackers steal millions of email addresses. 4 April 2011. Reported by John Daley. KSL. Salt Lake City, Utah. 5:00 PM. 04/04/2011. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=15013888
  • Anonymous attacks Salt Lake City Police Department. 2 Feb 2012. Reported by Chris Jones. KUTV. Salt Lake City, Utah. 10:00 PM. 02/02/2011.
  • "An Illustrated Guide to Hacking." The Leonardo. Salt Lake City, Utah. December 7, 2010. (Talk). 12/07/2010.
  • Panel to Highlight Cyber Crime Awareness. 2 Dec 2010. Reported by Jennifer Napier-Pearce. KUER (NPR). Salt Lake City, Utah. 12/02/2010.
  • Matt Might v. Cyber Criminals. 1 Dec 2010. Reported by Rachel Piper. City Weekly. Salt Lake City, Utah. 12/01/2010.
  • Matthew Might. "Advanced Programming Languages." Hacker Monthly. August 2010. 08/2010.
  • Matthew Might. "What Exactly is a Doctorate?" Gizmodo.com. 08/2010.
  • Twitter plans major move to Salt Lake City. 21 July 2010. Reported by Arrika Von. KSTU. Salt Lake City, Utah. 9:00 PM. 07/21/2010.

Languages

  • Spanish, functional.
  • Standard Arabic, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Denmark
  • Puerto Rico
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland