Matthew Krafczyk is a postdoc at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications studying barriers to computational reproducibility. He received his PhD in Experimental Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016 for work on the measurement of the Cosmic Ray Positron Fraction with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Collaboration. He became interested in issues related to computational reproducibility during this work and joined Professor Victoria Stodden to concentrate on them.
Computational reproducibility is an extremely important topic affecting nearly every facet of science. Realistically, it is impossible for a scientist to share exactly what they did even in 20 pages of an article. Thus it is necessary for the entire research compendium to be shared when publishing work. Work shared in this way is not only easier to reproduce, but also of higher quality.