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Matthew Goodwin, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Office: 312E RB

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 4192

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Dr. Matthew S. Goodwin is an Interdisciplinary Associate Professor with joint appointments in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and College of Computer & Information Science, where he is a founding and key faculty member of a new doctoral program in Personal Health Informatics and Directs the Computational Behavioral Science Laboratory. Goodwin is also a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and the former Director of Clinical Research at the MIT Media Lab. He has previously served on the Executive Board of the International Society for Autism Research and the Scientific Advisory Board for Autism Speaks. He has over 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 video and audio capture, telemetric physiological monitors, accelerometry sensors, and digital video/facial recognition systems.



Postdoc           Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab

Ph.D.                Behavioral Science, University of Rhode Island, Dept. of Psychology

M.A.                 Experimental Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Dept. of Psychology

B.A.                  Psychology, Wheaton College, Dept. of Psychology

Certificate       Psychology & Philosophy, St. Clare’s College, Oxford, England



Interdisciplinary Associate Professor (with tenure), Dept. of Health Sciences and College of Computer & Information Science

Associate Department Chair, Dept. of Health Sciences

Co-Founder, Personal Health Informatics Doctoral Program

Director, Computational Behavioral Science Laboratory


Aspen Institute Health Scholar

Career Contribution Award, Princeton Autism Lecture Series

Hariri Award for Transformative Computational Science

Best Paper Award, 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp)

Peter Merenda Award in Statistics and Research Methodology

Dissertation Award, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology



Theoretical Foundations in Personal Health Informatics

Evaluating Scientific Evidence

Healthcare Research



Predicting proximal aggression onset in minimally-verbal youth with autism spectrum disorder using preceding physiological signals

Pervasive Health, January 1, 2018

Goodwin, MS, Ozdenizci, O, Tian, P, Cumpanasoiu, C, Guo, A, Stedman, A, Peura, C, Mazefsky, C, Siegel, M, Erdogmus, D, & Ioannidis, I


Simple, transparent, and flexible automated quality assessment procedures for ambulatory electrodermal activity

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, January 1, 2017

Kleckner, IR, Jones, RM, Wilder-Smith, O, Wormwood, JB, Akcakaya, M, Quigley, KS, Lord, C, & Goodwin, MS


Use of machine learning to improve autism screening and diagnostic instruments: Effectiveness, efficiency, and multi-instrument fusion

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, January 1, 2016

Bone, D, Bishop, S, Black, M, Goodwin, MS, Lord, C, & Narayanan, S


Dictionary learning and sparse recovery for EDA analysis and classification

Proceedings of SPIE International Society for Optics and Photonics, January 1, 2016

Malia, K, Dallal, A, Eldeeb, S, Akcakaya, M, Gerard, C, Kleckner, I, Quigley, K, & Goodwin, MS


Automated assessment of children’s post-operative pain using computer vision

Pediatrics, January 1, 2015

Sikka, K, Ahmed, A, Diaz, D, Goodwin, MS, Craig, KD, Bartlett, MS, & Huang, JS


Applying machine learning to facilitate autism diagnostics: Pitfalls and promises

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, January 1, 2015

Bone, D, Goodwin, MS, Black, M, Lee, C, Audhkhasi, K, & Narayanan, S


Automated detection of stereotypical motor movements

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, January 1, 2011

Goodwin, MS, Intille, SS, Albinali, & Velicer, WF


Wearable sensor and network architecture for wirelessly communicating and logging autonomic activity

IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, January 1, 2010

Fletcher, RR, Dobson, K, Goodwin, MS, Eydgahi, H, Wilder-Smith, O, Fernholz, D, Kuboyama, Y, Hedman, EB, Poh, M, & Picard, RW


Enhancing and accelerating the pace of autism research and treatment: The promise of developing innovative technology

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, January 1, 2008

Goodwin, M.S.


Telemetric monitoring in the behavior sciences

Behavioral Research Methods, January 1, 2008

Goodwin, MS, Velicer, WF, & Intille, SS



“Predicting Situational Onset of Aggression in Minimally Verbal Youth with Autism Using Biosensor Data & Machine Learning Algorithms.” Department of Defense, Autism Research Program, Idea Development Award. Goodwin PI. Sep 2018 – Aug 2021.


“Developing Novel Analytics for Ambulatory Electrodermal Activity Data.” Simons Foundation for Autism Research Initiative. Goodwin PI. Dec 2017 – Nov 2018.


“Development and Evaluation of a Simulated Prototype to Dynamically Adjust Ambient Environments to Promote Affective Regulation in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” ACL National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, SBIR Phase I. Goodwin Subcontract PI, Spacefactory PI. Jul 2017- Dec 2017.


“Developing and Implementing a Framework for Evidence-Based Practice for Technology Relevant for Autism.” FIRAH, Foundation Orange, UEFA Foundation for children. Grynszpan PI, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, M. Brosnan PI, University of Bath, Goodwin Co-PI, Northeastern University, Fletcher-Watson Co-PI, University of Edinburgh, Hererra Co-PI, University of Valencia. May 2017 – Apr 2019.



“Attentional, temperamental, and physiological process underlying anxiety in preschoolers with ASD.” NICHD (1RO1MH111652-01). Chawarska PI, Yale University. Mar 2017 – Jan 2022.


“UCLA Center for Translational Research in Neurodevelopment: UC-TRaN.” NICHD (1 U54 HD087101-01). Bookheimer PI, University of California Los Angeles. Nov 2015 – May 2020.


“Biomarkers of Emotion Regulation, Social Response & Social Attention in ASD.” Clinical Research Associates/Simons Foundation for Autism Research Initiative. Sheinkopf PI, Brown University. Sep 2015 – Sep 2018.


“Clinical and Behavioral Phenotyping of Autism and Related Disorders.” NIMH (1ZIAMH002868-09). Swedo PI, National Institute of Mental Health. Sep 2015 – Aug 2020.


“Change-Sensitive Measurement of Emotion Dysregulation in ASD.” NICHD (R01-HD079512). Mazefsky PI, University of Pittsburgh. Sep 2014 – May 2019.


“The Autism Inpatient Collection: Developing a Unique, Severely Affected Cohort to Accelerate Discovery and Targeted Treatment of Autism Subtypes.” Simons Foundation and Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation. Siegel PI, Maine Medical Center. Oct 2013 – Sep 2018.



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