Friday, September 2, 2011

Seeking participants for eye tracking security study

You are invited to participate in research on a new secure login technique based on eye tracking!

The study will take about an hour and you'll get to use an eye tracking machine.
In appreciation for your help, we will enter you into a drawing for one of two $25 gift cards.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Michael Brooks at (440) 865-2437, or by email at

The purpose of this research is to test the new biometric security system.
This system uses eye tracking technology to uniquely identify individuals, similar to a fingerprint or signature.

If you decide to participate, we will schedule an appointment with you in Sieg Hall at the University of Washington.
The appointment will last about 1 hour. You will use the eye tracking machine to test the performance of the security system.
You will also complete a questionnaire and short interview about the experience.

If you are over 18 and sighted, you may be eligible to participate.
Unfortunately if you have been involved in one of our prior studies, you cannot participate in this study.

This study is being conducted in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle campus.
Your participation in this research is voluntary, and you are free to refuse to participate or quit the experiment at any time without loss of benefits.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

TA/RA Conference on Teaching, Learning and Research

                It may have been a year or two (or more) since you first attended the TA/RA Conference as a new grad student.  We want you to know that you are always
welcome to come to the conference again, to take a workshop you missed the first time, or to sample new technology workshops, or to be a part of a "special topic" workshop that appeals to you.

               This is your invitation to join us this year.  Workshops are being offered September 20, 21 and the  morning of the 22nd.  The full list of workshops can be found at:
TA/RA Conference on Teaching, Learning and Research

There are also links from there to the easy registration form, where  you can sign up for just one workshop, or as many as you have time for! Registration closes on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Think about it - we would like to see you again!

             Lana Rae Lenz and the Conference Staff

UW Information School Graduate Programs Information Session

The UW Information School is hosting an information session for the MLIS, MSIM and PhD graduate programs on September 7th, Mary Gates Hall Rm 389, 6-8pm,

There will be representatives from each program and we will cover the admissions process and requirements for each.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Call for applications: Undergraduate Research Leaders

Call for Applications: Undergraduate Research Leaders

Due Friday, October 7th, 2011

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers, scholars, and artists from all disciplines to be student leaders for the 2011-12 academic year. Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) will be pivotal in connecting undergraduates to URP. The goal for URLs is to increase awareness and participation of undergrads in research from a range of disciplines (e.g., humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, etc). The URL time commitment will be 1-2 hours per week on average and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and a copy of the application can be found here: