Matthew Riblett

Matt is currently a Ph.D. student in the Medical Physics Graduate Program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. Graduating in 2012 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, he went on to work in the Rensselaer Radiation Measurement and Dosimetry Group, developing tools for patient dose tracking and dosimetric simulation. Prior to joining VCU, Matt interned at Oak Ridge National Laboratory developing GPU-accelerated Monte Carlo methods for the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division for use on the OLCF TITAN supercomputer.

Matt's research has been largely focused on novel computational methods and HPC implementations for both Health and Medical Physics applications. For his work in advancing the safe application of radiation, Matt was awarded the 2013 Burton J. Moyer Memorial Fellowship by the Health Physics Society. Currently, Matt is pursuing work in Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) with the aim of reducing the margins and off-target dose in radiation therapy through the application of Deformable Image Registration (DIR) and machine learning.

Matt has served as an executive member of several professional society sections, most notably as the President of the RPI Student Section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) from 2011-2012. Additionally, he is a student member of ANS, HPS, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). When not in a classroom, lab, or conference, Matt enjoys volunteering for US FIRST, vegetarian cooking, spending time with friends, and playing with his dogs.