Matthew Patrick, MEng, PhD

Matthew Patrick, MEng, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Dermatology

University of Michigan
Department of Dermatology
7421 Medical Science Building I
1301 E. Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5609



Matthew Patrick, MEng, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Michigan Medical School, and is a member of the Cutaneous Bioinformatics Research Program. Dr. Patrick is pursuing research focused upon translational bioinformatics, particularly on providing biological inference from high dimensional data for dermatological research.

Dr. Patrick received his PhD in Computer Science from University of York in the United Kingdom in 2013. He completed postdoctoral research training in Epidemiology and Modelling at the University of Cambridge before joining the U-M Department of Dermatology in 2016 as a postdoctoral research fellow working with Dr. Lam C. (Alex) Tsoi in the Cutaneous Bioinformatics Program. He joined the U-M Department of Dermatology faculty in 2020.

Areas of Interest

Research Interests:

  • Applying mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to understand the behaviours of complex systems
  • Using advanced machine learning and optimisation techniques to address challenging problems
  • Testing and evaluating the implications of data and software quality for scientific research


  • Masters of Engineering (MEng), first-class honours, Computer Systems and Software Engineering, University of York, York, United Kingdom (including 13-month internship in Syngenta AG, Basel, Switzerland), 2004-2009
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Computer Science, University of York, York, United Kingdom, 2009-2013
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Epidemiology and Modelling group, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2013-2016
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cutaneous Bioinformatics group, Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2016-2020

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