About Me

Matthew Hong, Ph.D. is currently a Research Scientist in the Machine Assisted Cognition group at Toyota Research Institute. As a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher with over 9 years of extensive research experience, he applies a mix of quantitative and qualitative user research methods to bring a human-centric perspective to the design and development of AI-based technologies. Dr. Hong has a demonstrated scientific interest in the domain areas of human-AI interaction, health informatics, and applied natural language processing, and creates novel technologies that allow lay individuals to easily access and engage with complex domain specfic knowledge in their day-to-day practice.

Dr. Hong has held various academic and industry research positions at University of Washington, Microsoft Research AI, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Carnegie Mellon University, where he has published in leading conference proceedings and journals, including ACM SIGCHI and JAMIA. Recently, his research on Human-AI interaction has been covered by the WIRED magazine.

He holds a Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech, Master's in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego.

Machine Assisted Cognition
Toyota Research Institute
4440 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022