Matthew Might, Ph.D., is a professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also is the Hugh Kaul Endowed Chair in Personalized Medicine and serves as the director of the Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute. Might also serves on the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. His primary medical research area is precision medicine — the use of data (particularly genomic data) to optimize health care outcomes and to deliver the best possible treatment to patients. He is interested in drug repurposing and individualized novel drug development. His primary computer science research area is static analysis of higher-order programs. Might’s broader interests include language design, compiler implementation, security, program optimization, parallelism and program verification.
Previously, Might served as an associate professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, where he led the U Combinator software systems research lab. He also has served as a strategist in the Executive Office of the President at the White House for both the Obama and Trump administrations. Might earned his Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech.