About Me

My name is Matthew Matl, and I’m a third-year PhD student in EECS at UC Berkeley. I am advised by Professor Ken Goldberg of the UC Berkeley Autolab, and my research primarily focuses on robotic manipulation. Specifically, I am interested in using fast simulation techniques and geometric models to teach robots to perform complex manipulation tasks in real-world environments, with an eye towards applications such as industrial bin-picking, logistics, and flexible manufacturing and assembly systems.

I attended Princeton University for my undergraduate education, where I received a BSE in Electrical Engineering, and I am married to the lovely Carolyn Matl, who is also a robotics researcher at UC Berkeley.