Matthew Clark

Principal Scientist


At Galois, Mr. Clark focuses on the design and assurance of intelligent cyber-physical systems. His research interests lie in first-principles approaches to the development of hybrid systems, artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, run-time assurance protected systems, robotics and control.

Before joining Galois, Mr. Clark was previously the lead for Autonomous Manned-Unmanned Teaming for the Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). During his tenure at AFRL, Mr. Clark also served as the supervisor of the Autonomous Controls Branch, Power and Control Division, Aerospace Systems Directorate, where he received the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Prior to that he was the Technical Area Lead for the verification and validation of complex and autonomous systems. He led a team of in-house researchers in the design, analysis, verification, and validation of autonomous control systems. He was also considered the primary subject matter expert for AFRL Test and Evaluation, Verification and Validation (TEV&V) of complex systems and the DoD co-leader and primary author of the Test and Evaluation Strategy for the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Research and Evaluation, Autonomy Community of Interest, (ASD/R&E COI).

In 2010, Mr. Clark also served at the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) headquarters, providing support for the Air Force Test and Evaluation (T&E) infrastructure, strategic planning, and operational cyber security, receiving the Exemplary Civilian Service Award. In 2005, Mr. Clark was the lead power and controls engineering lead for the combined environment structural testing facility. He designed and installed a 12 Mega-Watt radiant heating facility to test re-entry level temperatures of aerospace systems. He led controls design for the structural static and fatigue qualification (pre-flight) testing of the X-37 control surfaces. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Clark worked as an industrial power and control engineer at Delphi Automotive, in Warren Ohio, designing, building, and installing industrial robotic and vision systems in Matamoros and Juarez Mexico.