Yes, he really is that handsome...

Hi, I’m Matthew Pike (Matt), an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. Based in the School of Computer Science (CS), I teach a variety of modules including: Compilers, Programming and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

My primary research area is in the field of HCI. Specifically, I investigate the concept of Digital Wellbeing - the capacity of user’s to look after their personal health, safety, relationships and work-life balance in digital settings. I am particularly interested in the brain, and how it responds to our interactions with user interfaces. My PhD explored the direct application of psycho-physiological sensors for facilitating natural interactions.

I studied my Master of Engineering in the School of Computer Science at Swansea University , which is situated in a beautiful part of South Wales, the area which I call home. I completed my dissertation under the supervision of Dr Max L. Wilson, who subsequently moved to the University of Nottingham. I was fortunate enough to also complete my PhD studies under Max’s supervision, at Nottingham.

My working career has primarily been situated in academia. I did however have a brief stint in industry, working at Huawei Consumer Group, based in Shenzhen as a ‘User Experience Research Engineer’.