Matthew Mackay


Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies

Tel: 416-978-5746
Office: MC319

Research Area


Research Interests

Active-vision and dynamic-camera systems; humanoid robotics; vision-based feedback and control; time-varying geometry object sensing and action recognition; embedded robotic/vision systems; personal robotics.


Matthew Mackay is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto, specializing in teaching mechatronics, electronics, control systems, microcontrollers, and computer-aided design. His research areas include robotics, active vision, humanoid robotics, robotic control and robotic systems, and embedded systems. To date, he has contributed a number of refereed publications, conference papers, presentations, and other publications to the field. He will also be the faculty advisor for the newly-formed student Baja team. Lastly, he is actively involved in managing design projects and other student activities related to mechatronics and robotics.

Dr. Mackay completed his PhD thesis in the areas of Active Vision and Robotics in 2011 at the University of Toronto by pursuing the fast-track option. His research was funded by the NSERC scholarship program and the University of Toronto Fellowship. As part of his continued studies in the field, he has received a number of honors and awards, including the Dean’s Scholar Award from Queen’s University, and the Thomas F. LaPierre Award. He has also been actively involved throughout his studies in on-campus and off-campus robotics programs, such as FIRST robotics.

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