Matthew is a Neuroscience graduate research fellow working with Todd Braver, ShiNung Ching, and Camillo Padoa-Schioppa. He received an honors' concentration in Psychology from the University of Tennessee and minors in Neuroscience and Mathematics. Prior to graduate school he spent one year at Vanderbilt University developing mathematical models of dendritic function, reward learning, and psychopathology with David Zald. Matthew's research focuses upon mathematical neuroscience including methods/theory and basic questions in cognitive neuroscience. He works on developing new methods in applied mathematics, modeling, and functional data analysis (fMRI, EEG, optical spectroscopy, & primate electrophysiology), in addition to studying basic science questions of higher cognition particularly regarding working memory and cognitive control.