Matthew Rocklin - Bio

Computer scientist, also person.

Matthew Rocklin


I grew up in San Juan Capistrano, a town by the beach in Southern California, and was fortunate to be raised by two loving parents, alongside two sisters.


I attended university at UC Berkeley as a Physics/Math/Astronomy student. After working for a bit I then joined the Computer Science department at the University of Chicago as a PhD student from 2008-2013 where I was advised by Todd Dupont and Ridg Scott.


After a brief stint at Sandia National Labs I joined Anaconda, a for-profit company behind the open source numeric Python ecosystem where I worked on many projects, but mostly Dask, a library for parallel computing in Python. Then, after five years at Anaconda I moved to NVIDIA, where I led a team of developers working on Dask, and enabling accelerated computing within Python more generally.

Today I run Coiled a company whose mission is to provide accessibility to scalable computing to everyone.


I moderate my work life with physical activity, primarily cycling, and rock climbing, and with slow hobbies, primarily amateur wood working and being on the water.