David Ruttenberg - PhD student

David Ruttenberg

David joined the lab and started his PhD in June 2019. His studies harvest inclusionary, co-designed wearables and research that provide relief and assistance for autistic individuals who have sensory, distractibility and focusing issues.

David’s research centers on developing multi-sensory, assistive technologies that filter distractions and increase focus for autistic individuals. He leverages Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Extenders into fully-externalized systems, coupled with bespoke human objectives and internalized processes that can make environmental, sensory and attentional issues easier to manage. As a father of a 16-year old autistic daughter, David places an emphasis on celebrating individual’s cognitive strengths, independence and comfort. For the 2019-2020 academic year, David serves as a UCL Student Trustee and MPhil/PhD Representative for the IoE’s Culture, Communication and Media Department.

David is supervised by Dr Sarah White from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Prof Kaśka Porayska-Pomsta from the UCL Knowledge Lab and Dr Joni Holmes from Cambridge University’s/MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.

For more information contact David.
You may also follow the links below to visit his websites, blog or twitter account.

  • Personal website
  • PhD Research Project website
  • Blog
  • Research Study/Participant Sign-Up page
  • Twitter page
  • Contact David