Research Interests
My primary research interests are in the areas of multiagent systems and agent organizations, autonomous robotics and intelligent systems.  I also have an extensive background in software engineering and development.

I have a varied background and spent 14 years in industrial and commercial software development before coming to academia.  I have a B.S. in Computer Science from Kansas State University, M.B.A. in Operations Management from Ohio State University, M.S.E. in Software Engineering from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Spring 2012
  • CIT 315 - Systems Programming
  • CIT 499 - Introduction to Sensor and Robotic Programming
  • KHU - Robotics Engineering (Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea)

Current Papers
  • Teresa A. Shanklin, Benjamin Loulier, Eric T. Matson and J. Eric Dietz, An Applied Multi-agent System Simulation for Path-Planning on a Mobile Device , 10th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems University of Salamanca (Spain), 28-30th March, 2012.
  • Ludovic Delaveau, Benjamin Loulier, Eric T. Matson, and J. Eric Dietz, A Vector-space Retrieval System for Contextual Awareness, 2012 IEEE Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (IEEE CogSIMA), March 6-8, 2012, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • Byung-Cheol Min, John Lewis, Daniel K. Schrader, Eric T. Matson, and Anthony Smith, Self-orientation of Directional Antennas, Assisted by Mobile Robots, for Receiving the Best Wireless Signal Strength, 2012 IEEE Sensor Application Symposium (IEEE SAS), February 7-9, 2012, Brescia, Italy.
  • Daniel K. Schrader, Byung-Cheol Min, Eric T. Matson, J. Eric Dietz, Combining Multiple, Inexpensive GPS Receivers to Improve Accuracy and Reliability, 2012 IEEE Sensor Application Symposium (IEEE SAS), February 7-9, 2012, Brescia, Italy.
  • Eric T. Matson, Julia Taylor, Victor Raskin, Byung-Cheol Min, E. Cho Wilson, A Natural Language Exchange Model for Enabling Human, Agent, Robot and Machine Interaction, The Fifth International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications(ICARA), Wellington, New Zealand, December 6-8, 2011.

Eric Matson  
Eric Matson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor:  
Computer and Information Technology
College of Technology
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana (USA)

International Faculty Scholar:  
Kyung Hee University
Republic of Korea

ematson AT purdue DOT edu

Office: Knoy 209
Phone: (765) 494-8259

M2M Lab:  MGL 1332
Phone: (765) 494-4193