matt smiling in front of a polka-dotted wall.

matt wang (he/him)

email:
mxw@cs.washington.edu

github:
mattxwang

office:
CSE 464

office hours:
  • Mon 2 - 3 [drop-in, all welcome!]
  • Tue 2:30 - 3:30 PM [CSE 391]
  • Wed 1:30 - 2:20 PM [CSE 121]
  • Fri 3:30 - 4:30 PM [CSE 121]


👋 hi! I'm an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.

Broadly, I love computer science and am interested in making computer science education more accessible, equitable, and inclusive.

Right now, I'm especially interested in teaching digital accessibility within introductory computing, targeted interventions for the most marginalized students in computing, and developing open-source software & content.


Currently, I'm:


past lives

I received two B.S.'s and an M.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles. I grew up in Toronto, Canada, and still maintain my love of winter sports and poutine.

As a student, I was a research assistant at the Northeastern Probabilistic Programming Lab (and PRL) working primarily on RSDD; the inaugural outreach chair for NeurIPS 2022; wearer of many hats at ACM at UCLA and ACM Teach LA; a software engineering intern at CZI, Facebook, Adobe, AWS, Booz Allen, and AudioNotch; and, one of the first employees of the UCLA Makerspace.

Prior to becoming a professor, I've been doing some sort of teaching for about a decade. As a graduate student, I TA'd three quarters of CS 131: Programming Languages at UCLA (with a focus on building course infrastructure and novel content). As an undergraduate, I taught hundreds of undergrads web development through ACM at UCLA and QWER Hacks, middle and high school classes through ACM Teach LA and BEAM at UCLA, and dedicated a big chunk of my life to student advocacy & institution-building. I also developed and taught various workshops at the UCLA Makerspace. In high school, I taught various formal and informal classes, workshops, camps, and afterschool programs in computer science, robotics, debate, and math.

When I was younger, I had the (admittedly strange) dream job of working for the CFPB or FTC. I'm still interested in a handful of areas surrounding education and health policy, public economics, consumer protection, and antitrust — though I'm far from an expert!

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