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Matthew Goodwin

Associate Professor

Interdisciplinary with Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Matthew Goodwin


Office Location

336 Huntington Avenue
312 RB
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Matthew Goodwin, 312 RB
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Personal health informatics
  • Ambulatory psychophysiology
  • Digital signal processing
  • Machine learning
  • Modeling interpersonal time series data


  • PhD, University of Rhode Island
  • MS in behavioral science, University of Rhode Island
  • BS in experimental psychology, Wheaton College


Matthew S. Goodwin is a founding and key faculty member of a new doctoral program in personal health informatics and director of the Computational Behavioral Science Laboratory at Northeastern University. He is also a visiting associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School (2018-2020), the former director of clinical research at the MIT Media Lab (2008-2011) and adjunct associate research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Brown University.

Goodwin has 20 years of research and clinical experience working with children and adults on the autism spectrum and developing and evaluating innovative technologies for behavioral assessment and intervention, including naturalistic video and audio capture, telemetric physiological monitors, wireless accelerometry sensors, and digital video/facial recognition systems.

He has received numerous honors, including being named an Aspen Institute Health Scholar (2015), Princeton Lecture Series Fellowship for career contribution to autism research in 2015, Hariri Award for Transformative Computational Science (2014), Best Paper Award at the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (2009), Peter Merenda Award in Statistics and Research Methodology from the University of Rhode Island (2008), and a Dissertation Award from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (2007).