Welcome to the website of Dr. Thomas Matarazzo!

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director of High-Performance Computing in the Center for Innovation in Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point. In the past, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the MIT Senseable City Lab , Cornell Tech Information Science with Wendy Ju, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. I was a JSPS Postdoc at the Nakashima-Kurata Lab of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University and a National Science Foundation research fellow. I completed my Ph.D. under the supervision of Shamim Pakzad at Lehigh University. We developed several machine learning algorithms (the first of its kind) to estimate structural modal properties from special types of sensor data, e.g., mobile sensor data (please see the publications page for details and more papers).

I am passionate about developing algorithms to extract useful information from various types of data (time series, spatiotemporal, imagery, etc.) which may have special attributes (heterogenous, missing data, big data, etc.). I am particularly interested in applications of ML and AI in complex systems with physics dependencies such as transportation, infrastructure, agriculture, and healthcare.

Please send me an email if you are interested in my work, collaboration, or full-time opportunities.


Email: thomasjmatarazzo [AT] gmail [DOT] com

NEWS 01.01.2020: I joined the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University as an Adjunct Assistant Professor 10.10.2019: I was invited to speak about Smart Cities at the 8th United Nations World Tourism Organization Global Summit in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 08.27.2019: Our paper “Modal Identification of a Bridge with Sparse Vibration Data” was accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics 12.03.2018: The Good Vibrations project page has launched on the website of the MIT Senseable City Lab 10.26.2018: I was invited to Penn State to give a lecture on Smart Cities 09.01.2018: I joined Prof. Wendy Ju‘s research group in Information Science at Cornell Tech 05.18.2018: Our paper “City Scanner: Building and Scheduling a Mobile Sensing Platform for Smart City Services” is now published in the IEEE Internet of Things Journal 04.01.2018: Our paper “Crowdsensing Framework for Monitoring Bridge Vibrations Using Moving Smartphones” is now published in a Special Issue on Smart Cities in the Proceedings of the IEEE 03.18.2018: My work at MIT on Smart Cities has been featured in Audi Magazine. 01.26.2018: I gave a seminar at the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at Caltech in Pasadena, CA 12.05.2017: I gave a seminar at the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ 11.08.2016: Our collaboration with Uber was featured in MIT News 10.13.2015: How Lehigh University’s graduate CEE program helped me acquire an NSF research fellowship at Kyoto University, Japan.

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