Matt Smith

Matt Smith

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Matt Smith is a computing academic from Dublin, Ireland. In 1983 Matt started computer programming (on a ZX80) and for his 'O-level' computing certificate (aged 16) he submitted 2 games for his programming project work. In 1985 Matt wrote the lyrics, and was a member of the band that played (and sang, sorry about that by the way) the music on the B-side of the audio cassette carrying the computer game Confuzion (

On a succession of scholarships he managed to spend almost 10 years as a full time student, gaining BA (Hons), then MSc then PhD degrees in computing and artificial intelligence. He then became a full-time lecturer. Having previously lectured full-time at Winchester University and London's Middlesex University, since 2002 he has been at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown in Dublin ( where he is he is now senior lecturer in computing.

Some of his previous Irish–French student team games can be found and played at http:// (thanks for continuing to host these Guillem!). Matt was
one of the two technical experts for a recent multimedia European project for language and cultural student work mobility (

He studies and teaches Taekwon-Do with his two children, having been awarded his first degree black belt in 2015 (he also runs his club's website at He is trying to learn Irish, so he will understand the report cards from his children's Irish-speaking school. In occasional moments of free time he also tries to get better at playing the piano and classical guitar.

Matt is a documentation author for the Fungus open source interactive storytelling plugin for Unity ( Matt also maintains a step-by-step open source introduction to Unity 2D and 3D game programming on his public Github pages (see

Matt's previous publications include a chapter in Serious Games and Edutainment Applications (Springer 2011, ISBN: 1447121600), and contributions and editing of
several music education and artificial intelligence books.

Books from Matt Smith