About Me

I am an associate professor of computer science at West Point. I earned my Ph.D. in computer science at Texas A&M University and my M.S. and B.S. in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. My research interests include high performance computing, data mining, data analysis, computational biology, reproducible science and experimental algorithmics. Please visit my website to learn more.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to collaborate or have any questions or suggestions. Thanks for visiting!

Using Materials

Please feel free to use any of the material you see on this site for educational purposes. If you plan to publish or present work based on this material, I ask that you please cite the following publications:

Matthews, SJ. “Teaching with Parallella: A First Look in an Undergraduate Parallel Computing Course”. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 31(3), pp. 18-27. 2016.

If you plan on presenting or publishing any materials using the disk images or Beowulf cluster tutorials, I ask that you cite the following:

Adams JC, Caswell J, Matthews SJ, Peck C, Shoop E, and Toth D. “Budget Beowulfs: A Showcase of Inexpensive Clusters for Teaching PDC”. In Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ‘15). Kansas City, MO. 2015.


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