Matthew Rueben, Ph.D. | University of Portland

Matthew Rueben, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Shiley School of Engineering

Matthew Rueben

Matthew Rueben is returning to his native Oregon after spending four years in the American Southwest. He recently finished a postdoctoral fellowship with the Intergroup Human-Robot Interaction Lab at New Mexico State University. Prior to that he was a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Southern California Interaction Lab in Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. in robotics from Oregon State University (OSU) in 2018, writing a dissertation about privacy in human-robot interaction. His undergraduate studies were also at OSU, where he received his H.B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 2013. Matthew does research on how to help people understand what robots “see” with their sensors. He believes that our relationship with technology should be understood holistically, and has collaborated with philosophers, legal scholars, and psychologists in addition to engineers and computer scientists. Matthew loves discussing books and the films of director Hayao Miyazaki, designing beautiful and functional home spaces with his family, and being in forests.