Matt graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in Controls Engineering. He enjoyed involvement in the SAE Baja team while at ND. Matt also did undergraduate research in using computer servers in order to heat adjacent buildings and published a conference paper on the subject. He is a Certified LabVIEW Developer. Matt remains an avid ND football fan, despite the scandals, and can usually be found there on game days. Some of his other interests include soccer, tennis and golf, playing video games, and battling a caffeine addiction.