Programming for eye-tracking analysis


UW-Madison Department of Educational Psychology


Learning, Representations, & Technology Lab
Madison, WI
United States


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

An advanced undergraduate or graduate student is sought for programming tasks.

About the project: The Learning, Representations, & Technology Lab is conducting research on how students learn with visualizations. We collected data with an eye-tracking system to assess how students direct their visual attention towards interactive visualizations in an online tutoring system. We are looking for a student to carry out programming tasks related to the analysis of eye-tracking data.

Tasks: You will be involved in developing a method that will allow us to identify which visual strategies are predictive of students' learning gains from the tutoring system. For more information about our research, please refer to the Learning, Representations, & Technology Lab website:

Qualifications: You should be a highly motivated student in good academic standing with excellent computer skills. You should be proactive, highly organized, and able to successfully manage projects independently. You should be proficient in Python, Java, and/or C++. Ideally, you have taken courses on artificial intelligence or machine learning. Since you will receive considerable training on the job, it would be desirable that you have a long-term interest in the position, beyond the duration of the current semester.

Details: You should be available for about 10 hours per week. Specific hours can be negotiated according to your schedule. Hourly wages will be discussed based on expertise.

Application: Please submit a cover letter stating (1) why you are interested in the position, (2) your programming experience, with (3) your CV to Martina Rau:

(This position posted by Martina Rau, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UW-Madison Department of Educational Psychology)