Dr. Matt Killingsworth is a Senior Fellow in People Analytics at the Wharton School the University of Pennsylvania and the creator and director of trackyourhappiness.org, a global research project that uses smartphones to collect real-time happiness data and track the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Matt’s research investigates many aspects of people’s lives, including happiness at work, the relationship between money and happiness, the impact of social connection on happiness, how a person’s thoughts affects their experience and productivity, and other topics. The goal of his research is to create an integrated statistical model of human happiness and its causes, with insights that can guide the measurement and improvement of happiness at societal, organizational, and personal levels.
His scientific research has been widely covered in the national and international media, including the New York Times, Good Morning America, NPR Science Friday, Time Magazine, the BBC, and other outlets. Matt earned his doctorate in psychology from Harvard University, where his dissertation on human happiness was awarded a university-wide prize for scientific excellence and originality. He also holds degrees in Computer Engineering and Economics from Duke University.