Matthew McDermott
Matthew McDermott, PhD
Research Fellow in Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Matthew McDermott received his PhD in Computer Science from MIT, working with Professor Peter Szolovits on clinical and biomedical representation learning; in particular injecting prior domain knowledge and leveraging unsupervised data to build clinically meaningful representations of medical and biological data modalities. His research has investigated topics ranging from semi-supervised biomedical regression problems leveraging partially labeled data; domain-specific pre-training methods for clinical language, intensive care unit numerical timeseries, and protein sequences; and novel frameworks for inducing inductive bias into pre-training algorithms. Prior to his PhD, Matthew studied mathematics at Harvey Mudd College for his undergraduate degree, and worked as a software engineer in data engineering at Google.