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Eleanor O'Rourke

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Education and Social Policy


2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3523
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Ph.D. Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

M.S. Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

B.S. Computer Science and Spanish, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Research Interests

My research interests are in human computer interaction and educational technology, with a focus on building novel computing systems that optimize student learning for any environment. As part of my PhD research, I have created an incentive structure that promotes the growth mindset in an educational game, developed new paradigms for generating instructional scaffolding, and evaluated a personalized learning system that visualizes student data in real time for classroom teachers. My interventions have been used by over 100,000 students online, adopted by companies, and used in classrooms throughout the Seattle area.

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