Gund Graduate Fellow, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Jeremy Matt, P.E. is a PhD student in Complex Systems and Data Science and a NSF-funded Smart Grid IGERT Trainee.  He received undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering after which he joined the Peace Corps in Romania and worked as an environmental engineer for 9 years. 

Jeremy's work as an environmental consultant focused primarily on contaminated hazardous waste site investigation and redevelopment.  As an environmental consultant, he worked on Brownfield sites around the State of Vermont and provided remediation oversight in two National Parks.

Jeremy is interested in applying geostatistics and machine learning methods, particularly evolutionary algorithms, to issues of planetary health.  He is currently working on two projects.  The first project involves applying evolutionary algorithms to a large data set from a 17-year longitudinal study to assess the factors associated with better health outcomes and/or higher measures of subjective wellbeing.  The second project involves error detection in data streams from weather stations used for dynamic line rating calculations.  Dynamic line rating calculations have efficiency, resiliency, and renewable energy implications.

Outside academia, Jeremy enjoys live music, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and raising chickens.

Advisor: Donna Rizzo

Gund Graduate Fellow Jeremy Matt

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Evolutionary computation, geostatistics, renewable energy, health care, happiness, and planetary health


  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Vermont