Matthew Sottile, PhD (Computer Engineering)

My research work tends to fall somewhere at the intersection of high performance computing, programming languages, and computational science (specifically, computational physics and biology).

My current (mid-2017) position(s)/role(s) include:

  • Co-founder of noddle.io. Noddle is a small research and development company working on code synthesis, transformation, and generation methods in the context of data-intensive high performance computing on accelerator devices such as NVidia GPUs. Noddle has locations in both Portland, OR and San Mateo, CA.
  • Adjunct mathematics professor / affiliate mathematics graduate faculty at Washington State University. I have most recently taught undergraduate Linear Algebra at the Vancouver campus, and am advising students at both the Pullman and Vancouver campuses.
  • Research affiliate at the University of Oregon, Institute of Neuroscience. Working on problems in image and data analysis for the study of the neural origin of behavior in C. elegans nematodes.

I’ve had a few other related jobs.

  • Between 2015 and 2017, I led a small company called Sailfan Research, Inc. that spun out of Galois. We were looking at problems in data science from commercial contexts (a bit of a change from my usual scientific/defense orientation). Our funding came from problems in image analysis for commercial drones performing industrial safety inspections, and analysis of cybersecurity data.
  • Between 2010 and 2016, I was one of the research leads at Galois in Portland, Oregon. My area was scientific computing and high performance computing, and my primary sources of funding were the Dept. of Energy, DOE national laboratories, and contracts with private industry.
  • I taught computer science at the University of Oregon for a couple of years. I taught operating systems, distributed systems, functional programming, and scientific programming courses.
  • Before my excursion into academia, I was a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory working on research in high performance computer systems software, applied mathematics, and computational physics. I was a member of both the Advanced Computing Laboratory and the Continuum Dynamics groups at LANL.

My PhD research (Univ. of New Mexico, 2006) was focused on the relationship of operating system software to the performance of parallel applications running on large parallel computers. I don’t do much research work in the “systems” (e.g., operating systems, networking, etc…) area of computer science any longer.

Between 2007 and 2009 I worked on a book that was recently published by CRC Press on concurrency and parallelism and how they relate to programming languages. The book is aimed at mid-level undergraduates who may not have had significant exposure to concurrency topics yet.


2 thoughts on “About

  1. hello!.
    I have recently used your FTQ tool for some recreational tests. I found it on the rt-wiki for linux. I use soft real time for achieving low latencies while playing my guitar through linux. I have just recently began investigating real time systems and benchmark tools, but your program is really neat. I also read about some of your other projects and they are very impressive. I ran your FTQ test with and without a cpu ‘shield’ and the difference was noticeable. 🙂

    1. I just noticed your comment. I’m glad the FTQ work was useful to you! I am always happy to help people who are trying to use that benchmark code and understand the data that it produces.

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