Matthew K. McMahon Software Engineer at Galatea Solutions, Reston, VA

Matthew K. McMahon, commonly known as Matt among his colleagues, is a highly skilled software engineer currently employed at Galatea Solutions in Reston, VA, with over a decade of experience in the field of software engineering. Matt is widely recognized as a subject matter expert in JavaScript and browser fingerprinting, where he has made significant contributions.

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Vienna, VA, Matt’s educational journey includes a unique mix of disciplines. He embarked on his undergraduate studies at Chapman University with a full scholarship, pursuing a 4+1 program with a master’s degree in economic systems design. However, his academic path eventually led him to George Mason University, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in Economics. His dedication to learning continued as he obtained a Master’s in Software Engineering from George Mason University.

Matt’s career began as a Marketing Analyst at Deltek after completing his undergraduate studies. Later, he smoothly transitioned into the field of software engineering, where he has consistently excelled. His work includes extensive research at the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics, focusing on the historical context of figures like Adam Smith and David Hume and their contributions to property rights. In 2017, Matt also contributed to the field by publishing a paper on game theory.

Matt independently secured research grants to investigate the New York City taxi medallion market, showcasing his commitment to exploring complex economic systems. His extensive research and expertise in JavaScript and browser fingerprinting have played a pivotal role in informing political campaigns and advertising strategies.

One of his significant professional achievements includes his role as the Lab Manager of the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University for five years, where he demonstrated his strong leadership skills and unwavering commitment to academic excellence.

Matt’s substantial contributions to the field and his recognized expertise in JavaScript and browser fingerprinting position him as a leading authority in this specialized domain.