Matthew Bilskie is an assistant professor in the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. Matt holds a BS and MS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University. His research interests include hurricane storm surge modeling for present and future conditions, real-time flood inundation forecasting, developing new methods to assess compound floods, communication with decision-makers, and natural- and nature-based feature implementation and assessment. Matt has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles with funding provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Louisiana RESTORE Act Center of Excellence, and the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. During his free time, Matt can be found with his wife and 2-year old son, grilling and smoking various meats, golfing, swimming, and hiking.