Matthew Might

Biosketch

Matthew Might portrait
  • Advisor, Undiagnosed Disease Network Coordinating Center, Harvard University
  • Associate 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

  • Presidential Scholar. University of Utah, 07/2014
  • Best Online Science Writing Award -- 2013. Awarded for http://matt.might.net/articles/my-sons-killer/. Science Online., 12/2013
  • Outstanding Instructor. School of Computing, University of Utah, 05/2013

Biography

Dr. Might is an Associate Professor in the School of
Computing at the University of Utah, where he leads the U
Combinator software systems research lab.

He has received research funding from the Department of
Defense (DARPA), the National Science Foundation and the
National Nuclear Security Administration to investigate
automated security analysis, advanced performance
optimization, next-generation programming languages and
safety verification for medical robotics.  

He has received a CAREER Award from the National Science
Foundation, and in 2014, he was appointed one of six
Presidential Scholars at the University of Utah. He received
his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 2007.  He
regularly blogs at blog.might.net and tweets from
@mattmight.

Affiliations

  • Harvard University, Advisor to Undiagnosed Disease Network Coordinating Center, 08/2014 - present

In the Media

  • Utah startup offers new hope for treating orphan diseases. 9 February 2015. Reported by Ed Yeates. KSL. Salt Lake City, Utah. 6:00 PM. 10:00 PM. 02/09/2015. http://www.ksl.com/?sid=33414856&nid=148&title=uta...
  • A brotherhood of mutants. Calcalist. By Tali Shamir. 7 Feb 2015. Israel. 02/07/2015. http://www.calcalist.co.il/local/articles/0,7340,L...
  • Vague Facebook content standards frustrates users. 4 Feb 2015. Reported by Debbie Dujanovic. KSL. Salt Lake City, Utah. 10:00 PM. 02/04/2015. http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=33343264&nid=968
  • Die Kinder ohne Tranen. Der Spiegel. 4 August 2014. 08/04/2014. http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-128476303.ht...
  • Kaitlin Felsted. Unhackable Dream. Business.Utah.Gov News Room. 29 July 2014. 07/29/2014. http://business.utah.gov/news/unhackable-dream/
  • Seth Mnookin. One of a kind: What do you do if your child has a condition that is new to science? The New Yorker. 21 July 2014. 07/21/2014. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/07/21/one-o...
  • "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...
  • "Patients' families aid in discovery of new genetic disorder." Journal of Genetics in Medicine Podcast. Interviewed by Cynthia Graber. 20 March 2014. 03/20/2014. http://www.nature.com/multimedia/podcast/gim/gim_0...
  • 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/...
  • "NSA's Utah Data Center." Salt Lake Tribune Trib Talk. 2 July 2013. 07/02/2013. http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=27332568&...
  • 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