Matthew S. Reynolds
Matt Reynolds, Ph.D.
CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellow
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering
Ultra-low power sensing and computation, RFID, wireless power transfer,
millimeter-wave imaging, biomedical applications
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 616-5046
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Ph.D 2003
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) M.Eng. 1999
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) S.B. 1998
Matt Reynolds is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering (joint appointment) at the University of Washington. He was previously the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. He is also co-founder of the RFID systems firm ThingMagic Inc (acquired by Trimble Navigation), the energy conservation firm Zensi (acquired by Belkin), and the home sensing company SNUPI Inc (acquired by Sears).
Matt's research interests include millimeter-wave sensing and imaging, RFID, energy efficiency at the physical layer of wireless communication, and the physics of sensing and actuation. Matt received the Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab in 2003, where he was a Motorola Fellow, as well as S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, has received five Best Paper awards, the ACM Ubicomp 10-Year Impact Award, and has 47 issued US patents and over 65 pending patent applications.
TeachingWinter 2017: EE 417: Modern Wireless Communications
Autumn 2016: EE 500 / EE 491: Graduate and Undergraduate Colloquia
Winter 2016: EE 417: Modern Wireless Communications
Autumn 2015: EE 500 / EE 491: Graduate and Undergraduate Colloquia
Spring 2015: CSE 477: Digital System Design (Capstone)
Winter 2015: EE 417: Modern Wireless Communications
Spring 2014: EE 332: Devices and Circuits II
Fall 2014: EE 599: Special Topics: The Physical Layer of Sensor Networks
Prof. Reynolds' research interests include RFID, ultra-low power sensing and computation, energy harvesting, wireless power transfer (WPT), and smart materials, surfaces, and spaces.
Selected Awards and Honors10-Year Impact Award, ACM Ubicomp 2017
Best Poster / Demo Award, Best Paper Nominee, IEEE RFID 2017
CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellow, 2015
Best Poster / Demo Award, Best Paper Nominee, IEEE RFID 2015
Finalist, Robocup Best Paper Award (of over 1600 submissions), IROS 2014
U.S. Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow (National Academy of Sciences), 2013
Best Paper Award, ACM Ubicomp 2012
Best Paper Award, IEEE RFID 2012
CETI Early Career Award, FIATECH, May, 2011
Best Paper / Best of CHI Nominee, International Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2010
Best Paper Award, ACM Ubicomp 2010
Best Paper Award, International Conference on Pervasive Computing, 2008
Best Paper Nominee, IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computing, 2008
Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards, ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, 2007
Motorola Fellow, MIT Media Lab, 1999-2002
Selected Recent Publications (of 85+)
Millimeter Wave Imaging
S. Devadithya, A. Pedross-Engel, C. Watts, and M. Reynolds, “GPU Accelerated Enhanced Resolution 3D SAR Imaging with Dynamic Metasurface Antennas”, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (to appear, 2017).
A. Pedross-Engel, C. Watts, D. Smith, and M. Reynolds, "Enhanced Resolution Stripmap Mode using Dynamic Metamaterial Antennas", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 55, no. 7, pp. 3764-3772, 2017.
A. Pedross-Engel, D. Arnitz, and M. Reynolds, "Self-Jamming Mitigation via Coding for Millimeter Wave Imaging with Direct Conversion Receivers", IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 410-412, 2017.
J. Gollub, O. Yurduseven, K. Trofatter, D. Arnitz, M. Imani, T. Sleasman, M. Boyarsky, A. Rose, A. Pedross-Engel, H. Odabasi, T. Zvolensky, G. Lipworth, D. Brady, D. Marks, M. Reynolds, and D. Smith, “Large Metasurface Aperture for Millimeter Wave Computational Imaging at the Human-Scale”, Scientific Reports, vol. 7, 42650, 2017.
C. Watts, A. Pedross-Engel, D. Smith, and M. Reynolds, "X-band SAR imaging with a Liquid-Crystal Based Dynamic Metasurface Antenna", Journal of the Optical Society of America- B, vol. 34, pp. 300-306, 2017.
T. Sleasman, M.F. Imani, W. Xu, J. Hunt, T. Driscoll, M. Reynolds, D.R. Smith, "Waveguide-fed Tunable Metamaterial Element for Dynamic Apertures", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 15, pp. 606-609, 2016.
J. Hunt, J. Gollub, T. Driscoll, G. Lipworth, A. Mrozack, M. Reynolds, D. Brady, and D. Smith, "Metamaterial microwave holographic imaging system," Journal of the Optical Society of America-A 31, 2109-2119 (2014).
J. Hunt, T. Driscoll, A. Mrozack, G. Lipworth, M. Reynolds, D. Brady, D. Smith, "Metamaterial Apertures for Computational Imaging", Science, 18 January 2013: 339 (6117), pp. 310-313.
Wireless Power Transfer (WPT)D. Smith, V. Gowda, O. Yurduseven, S. Larouche, G. Lipworth, Y. Urzhumov, and M. Reynolds, “An analysis of beamed wireless power transfer in the Fresnel zone using a dynamic, metasurface aperture”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 121, 014901, 2017.
D. Arnitz and M. Reynolds, “MIMO Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for Mobile Devices”, IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 36-44, 2016.
V. Gowda, O. Yurduseven, G. Lipworth, T. Zupan, M. Reynolds, and D. Smith, "Wireless Power Transfer in the Radiative Near Field", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 15, pp. 1865-1868, 2016.
G. Lipworth, J. Ensworth, K. Seetharam, J.S. Lee, P. Schmalenberg, T. Nomura, M. Reynolds, D. R. Smith, Y. Urzhumov, "Quasi-Static Magnetic Field Shielding Using Longitudinal Mu-Near-Zero Metamaterials", Scientific Reports 5, 12764 (2015), doi:10.1038/srep12764.
G. Lipworth, J. Ensworth, K. Seetharam, D. Huang, J. S. Lee, P. Schmalenberg, M. Reynolds, D. R. Smith, and Y. Urzhumov, "Magnetic Metamaterial Superlens for Increased Range Wireless Power Transfer", Scientific Reports, 10 Jan 2014, doi:10.1038/srep03642
S. Gollakota, M. Reynolds, J. Smith, D. Wetherall, "The emergence of RF-powered computing", IEEE Computer, vol.47, no.1, pp. 32-39, Jan. 2014
D. Arnitz and M. Reynolds, "Multi-transmitter Wireless Power Transfer Optimization for Backscatter RFID Transponders", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 12, pp. 849-852, 2013.
Backscatter Communication and Ultra-Low Power SensingM. Reynolds, "A 2.4 GHz, Hybrid 10 Mbps BPSK Backscatter and 1 Mbps FSK Bluetooth TX with Hardware Reuse", IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (to appear, 2017).
J. Ensworth and M. Reynolds, “BLE-Backscatter: Ultra-low-power IoT nodes compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE) smartphones and tablets”, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 65, no. 9, pp. 3360-3368, 2017.
I. Cnaan-On, S. Thomas, J. Krolik, and M. Reynolds, "Multichannel Backscatter Communication and Ranging for Distributed Sensing with an FMCW Radar", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 63, no. 7, pp. 2375-2383 (2015).
S. Thomas, E. Wheeler, J. Teizer, M. Reynolds, "Quadrature Amplitude Modulated Backscatter in Passive and Semipassive UHF RFID Systems", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 60 no. 4, April, 2012, pp. 1175-1182.
Biomedical ApplicationsE. Kampianakis, A. Sharma, J. Arenas, and M. Reynolds, “A Dual-Band Wireless Power Transfer and Backscatter Communication Approach for Real-Time Neural/EMG Data Acquisition”, IEEE Journal of RFID (to appear, 2017).
A. Sharma, E. Kampianakis, M. Reynolds, "A dual-band HF and UHF antenna system for implanted neural recording and stimulation devices", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 16, pp. 493-496, 2016.
J. Besnoff and M. Reynolds, "Single-Wire Radio Frequency Transmission Lines In Biological Tissue", Applied Physics Letters, vol. 106, 183705 (2015).
(Invited paper) S. Thomas, R. Harrison, A. Leonardo, and M. Reynolds, "A Battery-Free Multi-Channel Digital Neural/EMG Telemetry System for Flying Insects", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 6, no. 5, Oct. 2012, pp. 424-436.
Patents (47 US issued, 65+ US pending, multiple international)
Wireless Power TransferUS9,800,059. Subscription based MISO and MIMO wireless energy transfer
US9,754,139. Real-time wireless power transfer control for passive backscattering devices
US9,618,552. Method and apparatus for measuring radio-frequency energy
US9,599,605. System for ambient energy harvesting
US9,397,522. Method and system to control ambient RF energy for wireless devices
Millimeter Wave ImagingUS9,411,042. Multi-sensor compressive imaging
US9,268,016. Metamaterial devices and methods of using the same
Backscatter Communication, RFID, and Ultra-Low Power SensingUS9,818,273. Secure passive RFID tag with seal
US9,754,202. Low power radio frequency communication
US9,747,538. Low power radio frequency communication
US9,355,545. Secure optionally passive RFID tag or sensor with external power source and data logging
US9,245,159. Low power radio frequency communication
US9,245,158. Low power radio frequency communication
US9,240,823. Receiver, apparatus, and methods for wirelessly receiving data from a power infrastructure.
US9,158,949. Low power radio frequency communication
US9,064,396. Receiver, apparatus, and methods for wirelessly receiving data from a power infrastructure
US8,938,367. Motion detecting device, method of providing the same, and method of detecting movement
US8,886,489. Motion detecting method and device
US8,576,075. Methods and apparatus for RFID tag placement
US8,494,762. Sub room level indoor location system using wideband power line positioning
US8,392,107. Sub-room-level indoor location system using power line positioning
US8,330,580. Methods and apparatus for operating a radio device
US7,999,658. Methods and apparatus for operating a radio device
US7,961,078. Methods and apparatus for operating a radio device
US7,898,391. Multi-reader coordination in RFID system
US7,773,945. RFID Reader Front End
US7,724,141. Dynamically reconfigurable antennas for RFID label encoders/readers
US7,763,780. Methods and Apparatus for RFID Tag Placement
US7,706,764. Systems and Methods for Active Noise Cancellation in an RFID Tag Reader
US7,453,363. RFID reader system incorporating antenna orientation sensing
US7,075,412. Methods and apparatus for operating a radio device
Sustainability Sensing: Disaggregation of Electricity, Water, and Gas UsageUS9,766,277. Self-calibrating contactless power consumption sensing
US9,594,098. Systems and methods for measuring electrical power usage in a structure and systems and methods of calibrating the same
US9,397,498. Systems and methods to emulate high frequency electrical signatures
US9,250,275. Detecting actuation of electrical devices using electrical noise over a power line
US9,222,816. Apparatus configured to detect gas usage, method of providing same, and method of detecting gas usage.
US9,218,736. Sensor nodes, apparatuses, and methods for wirelessly transmitting data to a power infrastructure
US8,972,211. System for monitoring electrical power usage of a structure and method of same
US8,930,152. Whole structure contactless power consumption sensing
US8,924,604. Systems and methods for data compression and feature extraction for the purpose of disaggregating loads on an electrical network
US8,805,628. Systems and methods for measuring electrical power usage in a structure and systems and methods of calibrating the same
US8,712,732. Electrical event detection device and method of detecting and classifying electrical power usage
US9,618,553. Systems and methods for sensing environmental changes using light sources as sensors
US8,587,148. Electric power supply and related methods
US8,334,784. Detecting actuation of electrical devices using electrical noise over a power line
US8,094,034. Detecting actuation of electrical devices using electrical noise over a power line