Matthew Goodwin

Interdisciplinary Assistant Professor
  • College of Computer & Information Science
  • Department of Health Sciences

Office: 312E RB
Phone: 4192


Postdoc 2010 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. 2008 Behavioral Science, University of Rhode Island, Dept. of Psychology,
Kingston, RI

M.A. 2005 Experimental Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Dept. of Psychology,
Kingston, RI

B.A. 1998 Psychology, Wheaton College, Dept. of Psychology, Norton, MA

Certificate 1995 Psychology & Philosophy, St. Clare’s College, Oxford, England



Interdisciplinary Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Dept. of Health Sciences, Bouvé College of Health Sciences (75%)

College of Computer & Information Sciences (25%)

Director, Computational Behavioral Science Laboratory  Co-Founder, Personal Health Informatics Doctoral Program
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Theoretical Foundations in Personal Health Informatics
Evaluating Scientific Evidence
Healthcare Research

2015 Career Contribution Award, Princeton Autism Lecture Series
2009 Best Paper Award, 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
(Ubicomp), 1% award rate


Behavioral Science Journals

Bone, D, Goodwin, MS, Black, M, Lee, C, Audhkhasi, K, & Narayanan, S. (e-pub ahead of print). Applying machine learning to facilitate autism diagnostics: Pitfalls and promises. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Lydon, S, Healy, O, Reed, P, Hughes, B, & Goodwin, MS (2014). A systematic review of physiological reactivity to stimuli in autism. Developmental Neurorehabilitation., 1-21

Woodard, CR, Goodwin, MS, Zelazo, PR, Aube, D, Scrimgeour, M, Ostholthoff, T, & Brickley, M (2012). A comparison of autonomic, behavioral, and parent-report measures of sensory sensitivity in young children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 1234-1246.

Goodwin, MS, Intille, SS, Albinali, & Velicer, WF (2011). Automated detection of stereotypical motor movements. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41, 770-782.

Goodwin, MS, Velicer, WF, & Intille, SS (2008). Telemetric monitoring in the behavior sciences. Behavioral Research Methods, 40, 328-341.

Goodwin, MS (2008). Enhancing and accelerating the pace of autism research and treatment: The promise of developing innovative technology. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 23, 125-128.

Goodwin, MS, Groden, J, Velicer, WF, Lipsitt, LP, Baron, MG, Hofmann, SG, & Groden, G (2006). Cardiovascular arousal in individuals with autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 21, 100-123.

Computer Science Journals/Proceedings

Goodwin, MS, Haghighi, M, Tang, Q, Akcakaya, M, Erdogmus, D, & Intille, S (2014). Moving towards a real-time system for automatically recognizing stereotypical motor movements in individuals on the autism spectrum using wireless accelerometry. In Proceedings of the 2014 Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2014).

Ciptadi, A, Goodwin, MS, & Rehg, JM (2014). Movement pattern histogram for action recognition and retrieval. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision 2014 (EECV 2014).

Chaspari, T, Goodwin, MS, Wilder-Smith, O, Gulsrud, A, Mucchetti, C, Kasari, C, & Narayanan, S. (2014). A non-homogeneous poisson process model of skin conductance responses integrated with observed regulatory behaviors for autism intervention. In Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. 1630-1634.

Vosoughi, S, Goodwin, MS, Washabaugh, B, & Roy, D (2012). Speechome recorder for the study of child language development and disorders. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, 193-200.

Fletcher, RR, Dobson, K, Goodwin, MS, Eydgahi, H, Wilder-Smith, O, Fernholz, D, Kuboyama, Y, Hedman, EB, Poh, M, & Picard, RW (2010). iCalm: Wearable sensor and network architecture for wirelessly communicating and logging autonomic activity. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 14, 215-223.

Albinali, F, Goodwin, MS, & Intille, SS (2009). Recognizing stereotypical motor movements in the laboratory and classroom: A case study with children on the autism spectrum. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, New York: ACM Press, 71-80. Best Paper award.


Keintz, J, Goodwin, MS, Hayes, G, & Abowd, G (2014). Interactive Technologies for Autism. Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies. Morgan & Claypool.

Boser, K, Goodwin, MS , & Wayland, S (Eds.) (2013). Technology Tools for Students with Autism: Innovations that Enhance Independence and Learning. Brookes.

Book Chapters

Levine, T, Goodwin, MS, & Sheinkopf, S (2014). Psychophysiologic arousal to social stress in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In VB Patel, VR Preedy, & C Martin (Eds.) Comprehensive Guide to Autism. Vol. 3. (pp. 1177-1194). Springer.

Goodwin, MS (2012). Passive telemetric monitoring: Novel methods for real-world behavioral assessment. In M. Mehl & T. Conner (Eds.) Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life. (pp. 251-266). Guilford.

Cohen, IL, Yoo, HY, Goodwin, MS, Moskowitz (2011). Assessing challenging behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Prevalence, rating scales, and autonomic indicators. In J. Matson & P. Sturmey (Eds.) International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. (pp. 247-270). Springer.

Walls, TA, Höppner BB, & Goodwin, MS (2007). Statistical issues in intensive longitudinal data analysis. In A. Stone, S. Shiffman, A. Atienza, L. Nebelling (Eds.) The Science of Real-time Data Capture. (pp. 338-360). New York: Oxford University Press.

Baron, MG, Lipsitt, LP, & Goodwin, MS (2006). Scientific foundations for research and practice. In G. Baron, J. Groden, G. Groden, & L. Lipsitt (Eds.) Stress and Coping in Autism. (pp. 53-92). New York: Oxford University Press.


“Minimally Verbal Children with ASD: From Basic Mechanisms to Innovative Interventions” sponsored by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, P50 Autism Center of Excellence (Goodwin Subcontract PI; Tager-Flusberg PI, Boston University); Sep 2013 – Aug 2017. Total subcontract costs over study period: $415,242 (out of total project costs over study period $10,000,000).

“Development of a New Technology for Assessing Pediatric Pain (NTAP)” sponsored by National Institute of Nursing Research, R01 (Goodwin Subcontract PI; Bartlett PI, University of California San Diego); Sep 2013 – Aug 2017. Total subcontract costs over study period: $325,000 (out of total project costs over study period $3,246,414).

Multi-modal Computational Behavior Analysis” sponsored by National Science Foundation/IIS, Expeditions in Computing Award for Human Computer Interaction (Goodwin Subcontract PI, Associate Project Director; Rehg PI, Georgia Institute of Technology); Sep 2010 – Aug 2015. Total subcontract costs over study period: $271,681 (out of total project costs over study period $9,999,246).
“Development of a Home-Based System for Biobehavioral Recording of Individuals with Autism” sponsored by Simons Foundation (Goodwin PI); Jul 2013 – Jun 2015. Total costs over study period: $1,053,959.

“A Study to Preliminarily Assess the Janssen Autism Knowledge Engine in Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder” sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Research & Development (Goodwin PI); Jan 2015 – Dec 2016. Total costs over study period: $120,737.