Dr. Paula Andre Matuszek

Contact Information

205 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
Home: (610) 647-9789
Office: (610) 270-6851
E-mail:   Paula_A_Matuszek@gsk.com


Principal Computing Scientist, Knowledge Integration and Discovery Systems
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals R&D

Professional Experience

Paula Matuszek has worked in the area of advanced software development since 1985. During that time she has been involved in R&D and development projects in knowledge-based systems, intelligent data base access systems, intelligent training systems, reusable software libraries, software understanding and reengineering, and intelligent information integration.

Dr. Matuszek has consistently received very high reviews for her management skills from both her supervisors and her direct reports. She provides both effective program management skills and effective technical leadership to her projects.

At GlaxoSmithKline currently Dr. Matuszek is developing intelligent systems to integrate information from diverse sources for pharmaceutical researchers. She is developing mediated systems which use domain models, data source wrappers and mediators to find and integrate information in response to queries from researchers expressed in terms of the research domain. She is also developing text-mining systems to extract relevant information from unstructured scientific and medical literature. At Lockheed Martin and its predecessor companies previously Dr. Matuszek supervised a group of software researchers working on a number of different tasks. These included:

She was site leader for ReEngineer, a Lockheed Martin project to apply knowledge-based system technology to the understanding and reengineering of existing code systems. Her role involved working closely with another site to jointly implement ReEngineer, a software reengineering tool, and included managing staff, timelines and budgets to complete the task. She also provided technical leadership for the application of knowledge-based technology to extend the capabilities of ReEngineer, including the development of a module to recognize Year 2000 problems in COBOL and Fortran code and a module to automate the translation of code from Pascal to C.

She was lead for the KSTAMP project, an intelligent maintenance assistant for complex postal equipment. This project involved providing technical management to a staff of four to six people, working with the U.S. Postal service to define their needs, define and develop the maintenance assistant, and evaluate the result. This assistant used a hybrid knowledge representation based on a semantic net and several inference techniques to provide intelligent assistance to personnel maintaining complex equipment.

Dr. Matuszek also serves as adjunct professor for the Villanova University graduate computer science program. She has developed a course in knowledge based systems, a special topics course in web and text mining, and a seminar in reengineering legacy software systems, and has taught artificial intelligence. She currently serves on the department Graduate Studies Committee. She has served on a review panel for NSF's Department of Undergraduate Education.

Dr. Matuszek has completed training for implementation of the SEI CMM model, and has trained software engineers in the CMM Peer Review process. She has also completed training as an internal auditor for compliance with ISO standards for software development.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin (then Burroughs), Dr. Matuszek taught at the University of Tennessee. While there she developed a course on psychological principles in computer courseware, worked on an NSF project to develop a high school curriculum for Advanced Placement Computer Science courses, and taught introductory computer science courses.

Before completion of her Masters in Computer Science, Dr. Matuszek taught school psychology at the University of Tennessee, and worked for the Office of Research and Evaluation of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District, where she supervised up to 25 educational personnel involved in educational program evaluation.


M.S. Computer Science, University of Tennessee, 1985
Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1975
B.S. Psychology, Michigan State University, 1969. (With Honor)

Professional Activities

Member of ACM, AAAI, and IEEE Computer Society.

Selected Publications/Presentations