About Me

My name is Matthew Whitehead and I'm an Assistant Professor at Colorado College in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

If you're interested in computer science, then feel free to stop by my office (Tutt Science Center 206H) and chat about it.

If you're not interested in computer science, then feel free to stop by my office and we can chat about how to change that.

My office hours are usually from 1:30pm-2:30pm M-Th, but please stop in whenever you see me around.

Courses for 2015-2016

Research Interests

My main research interests are in machine learning and artificial intelligence. I'm especially interested in applied ML: using machine learning to solve practical problems. I enjoy learning about new problems in all subject areas and figuring out how to use machine learning to solve those problems.

I also enjoy data mining: gathering useful information from large amounts of data. Since the amount of data we produce is drastically increasing, one of the major challenges of the coming years will be to develop programs to organize and make sense of it all.

Some projects (past and present):

If you're interested in artificial intelligence, data mining, or any other cool CS topic, then come talk to me about it!

Some Papers

Personal Interests

When I'm not stuck at my computer I can usually be found bicycling, hiking, trail running, playing tennis/racquetball/badminton, playing guitar rather poorly, reading, playing video games, baking bread, playing board games (Scrabble, GrabScrab, and chess in particular), writing poetry and fiction of questionable artistic value, watching sports, or generally annoying my wife, Madhuja, my puppy, Helo, and my daughter, Mia.

Contact Information

Office: Tutt Science Center (TSC) 206H

Normal Office Hours: M-Th 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Office Phone: 719-389-6536


Mailing Address:
Matthew Whitehead
Mathematics & Computer Science
Colorado College
Tutt Science Center
14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903