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Data Citizens: A Distinguished Lecture Series presents Dr. Matthew Goodwin 4/19

April 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Matthew S. Goodwin

Join us for a Data Citizens lecture on “The Promises of Wearable Bio-Sensing Technology for Youth with Autism” by Dr. Matthew S. Goodwin, Interdisciplinary Associate Professor at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the Khoury College of Computer Science at Northeastern University.

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Wednesday 4/19, 4:00-5:00 PM

via Zoom or in person: Richter Library, 3rd Floor Conference Room 343
1300 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33146 | Map + Directions

About Dr. Goodwin

Matthew S. Goodwin is an Interdisciplinary Associate Professor with tenure at Northeastern University jointly appointed in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the Khoury College of Computer Science, where he is a founding member of a new doctoral program in Personal Health Informatics and Directs the Computational Behavioral Science Laboratory.

Goodwin has held appointments at Harvard Medical School as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (2018-2020), Brown University as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (2008-2018), and the MIT Media Lab as Director of Clinical Research (2008-2011). He has also served on the Executive Board of the International Society for Autism Research (2005-2008) and the Scientific Advisory Board for Autism Speaks (2014-2017). He has over 25 years of research and clinical experience working with children and adults on the autism spectrum and developing and evaluating innovative behavioral assessment and intervention technologies, including video and audio capture, telemetric physiological monitors, accelerometry sensors, and digital video/facial recognition systems.

Goodwin has received several honors, including a dissertation award from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, the Peter Merenda Prize in Statistics and Research Methodology, Hariri Award for Transformative Computational Science, a career contribution award from the Princeton Autism Lecture Series, and he was named an Aspen Ideas Scholar by the Aspen Institute and a Matilda White Riley Early-Stage Investigator by the National Institutes of Health. He has obtained research funding from various sources, including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, Department of Defense, Simons Foundation, Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation, and Autism Speaks.

Goodwin received his B.A. in psychology from St. Clare’s in Oxford and Wheaton College and his MA and PhD in experimental psychology and behavioral science from the University of Rhode Island. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Affective Computing in the MIT Media Lab in 2010.


TALK TITLE: The Promises of Wearable Bio-Sensing Technology for Youth with Autism

This presentation will demonstrate several innovative technologies being developed to enhance and accelerate research and learning in individuals on the autism spectrum, including wireless sensors for long-term monitoring of physiological arousal in natural settings; wireless 3-axis accelerometers and pattern recognition algorithms that can automate the detection of stereotypical hand flapping and body rocking; and unobtrusive audio and video capture systems able to gather ultradense longitudinal records of behavior and development in home environments. This approach illustrates how objective data streams can be modeled to predict real world behavior in clinical samples.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop awareness of wearable autonomic nervous system sensing technology to assess physiological indicators of stress and arousal in individuals with ASD.
  2. Develop awareness of wearable physical activity sensing technology to assess stereotypical motor movements in individuals with ASD.
  3. Develop awareness of audio and video capture devices to assess longitudinal behavior and its development in individuals with ASD.


About Data Citizens

Data Citizens: A Distinguished Lecture Series is an ongoing course of in-depth talks by experts in the field of data science on a wide variety of topics including data visualization, big data, AI, and predictive analytics. The Data Citizens lecture series is co-sponsored by the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and is free and open to the public.

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April 19, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing
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Richter Library
1300 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146 United States
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