Matthew Karau is an electronics engineer from the United States who specializes in designing interactive systems. He is a research associate and guest instructor at New York University in Abu Dhabi. Matthew has spent much of his career teaching in European universities and working in interdisciplinary research organizations (MIT Media Lab, Media Lab Europe, and Distance Lab). In industry, he has provided engineering and design consulting services for a diverse range of companies.
New York University Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Research Associate
From 2010 – Present Cocreate and present shortterm, intensive design and innovation workshops for undergraduate engineering students.
Universität der Künste Berlin (University of the Arts Berlin) Berlin, Germany Künstlerischer Mitarbeiter (Lecturer)
From 2007 – Present Member of the core staff in the “Digital Class” for masters students. Teach seminar “All about Electronics and Mechanics”. Advise students on semester projects and diploma/thesis works.
Extended Characters Dublin, Ireland / Berlin, Germany Consultant
From 2005 – Present
Provide educational, electronics design and prototyping services to academia, media artists, museums and small business. Develop sensing interfaces, time pieces, remote installation management, and wireless Personal Area Network applications.
Art+Com, Art+Com Technologies Berlin, Germany Electronics Engineer
From 2008 – 2011 Chief electronics designer and embedded programmer for largescale public interactive installations. Developed capacitive touch sensor technology for multiuser engagement. Developed hardware and embedded firmware for various applications.