Matt obtained his PhD at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) at the University of Essex, UK. Matt’s major research interests are Ambient Intelligence, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Adjustable Autonomy, and Autonomous Systems.
Matt’s PhD research is entitled “Adjustable Autonomy in Intelligent Environments”. It asks the question of how much autonomy (control and influence) we should allow agents (artificial intelligence software) to have in managing our personal computer systems, such as intelligent environments, and explores how the concept of adjustable autonomy can be applied in intelligent environments to give the user a choice over how much control and influence they wish to allow agents to have. Matt’s research was supervised by Prof. Vic Callaghan at the University of Essex, UK. For more in depth information Matt’s research please see Matt’s research synopsis and publications.
Before coming to Essex, Matt completed a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science at Durham University, UK as a member of Trevelyan College in 2008.
Personal Website: matthball.co.uk