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Matthew J. Patitz

Matthew J. Patitz

Associate Professor

College of Engineering

(CSCE)-Computer Science & Computer Engineering

Phone: 479-575-5590

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Dr. Patitz comes to the university from the University of Texas—Pan American, where he was an assistant professor of computer science. His real world experience includes being a software engineer and team lead for support.com in Silicon Valley.

He has received multiple NSF grants to fund research in self-assembling systems, and has published a number of papers related to theory, software, and experimental aspects of self-assembling systems.  More informaiton about the research area and his Algorithmic Self-assembly and Natural Computing group's work can be found on Self-assembly.net.

Patitz has a lifelong interest in wrestling and eventually hopes to bolster support for the sport on campus. He and his wife have two children and enjoy traveling. He is also the co-founder and president of Miracle Travel Works, Inc., a non-profit charity that funds medical travel for ill or injured children and their families.

  • Nanoscale, algorithmic self-assembly

  • Biomolecular computing

  • Theoretical computer science

  • B.S., Computer Science, 1998, Iowa State University

  • M.S., Computer Science, 2002, Iowa State University

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, 2010, Iowa State University