Megan L. Matthews


Megan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from NC State in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In 2013 she was awarded the National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship.

Her research in the EnBiSys Lab has ranged from estimating regions of attraction in nonlinear, non-polynomial biological system models to identifying and modeling relationships between layers and components in the lignin biosynthesis pathway in P. trichocarpa (Project Page). Her work incorporates theories and methodologies from areas including nonlinear systems analysis, machine learning, and control theory.

To improve her ability to be an effective interdisciplinary researcher, Megan is pursuing a graduate minor in Biotechnology and has completed laboratory courses in Core Technologies in Molecular and Cellular biology, Plant Genetic Engineering, and Metabolomics and Fluxomics. Additionally, she completed the Cold Spring Harbor Computational Cell Biology Summer Course (July-Aug. 2013). Megan has also completed a Cultivating Cultures of Ethics in STEM Training Workshop and acted as a moderator in a Bioengineering sector focus group as part of the NSF project Comparing Meanings of Responsible Innovation Across Communities in Biotechnology.

Contact Information

Room 3031, Engineering Building II
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh NC USA 27695.


Matthews, M. L., & Williams, C. M. (2012, October). Region of attraction estimation of biological continuous Boolean models. In Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2012 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 1700-1705). IEEE. Link