Matthew Ekstrand-Abueg is a PhD student at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science. He focuses on information retrieval and summarization, with an interest in using natural language processing and statistical methods to retrieve text. Matthew seeks to make the vast amount of information on the internet more directly and quickly accessible to users, while maintaining individualization and diversity. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley, and his MS in Computer Science at Northeastern.