Faculty Recruiting Support CICS

Matthew Rattigan

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Position: 
Teaching Faculty
Office: 
A135 LGRC Low Rise
Phone: 
(413) 545-1395

Interests

Computing for the common good, causal learning, equity and inclusion, entrepreneurship.

Research

Matt is focused on applying Data Science and Machine Learning techniques toward applications that benefit the public interest.  He seeks to identify partnerships between academia and organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors who are interested in using data to advance social good initiatives.   

Biography

Dr. Rattigan is a member of the teaching faculty in CICS, and the Technical Director of Community Initiatives for the Center for Data Science.  Before joining CDS, Matt co-founded Edgeflip, a data-intensive social media startup focused serving social good organizations.  In 2012, Matt was a part of the transformational analytics team at Obama For America, where he led the campaign's targeted social media efforts.  Matt holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MA and PhD in Computer Science from UMass.