Mike will give one of the invited State-of-the-Art lectures at this year's International Congress of Applied Psychology in Montreal. Every four years, the IAAP organizes a world congress of applied psychology which serves as a review of advances in applied psychology and unites several thousand psychologists from all over the world.
Mike's lecture is titled Advancing Psychological Theory by Mining Big Data and is intended to be a broad survey and taxonomy of current cutting edge work being conducted to use big and naturalistic data sources and sensors to reverse engineer the psychological mechanisms that generated the behavioral traces.
In collaboration with Jeff Karpicke's Cognition and Learning Lab at Purdue University, the Cognitive Computing Lab has just received a $1.5 million grant from IES to develop a guided retrieval-based practice system for use in elementary classrooms, BeagleGuide.
We are currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in the lab to work on development of the algorithms for automated scoring of open-ended text responses from students in scaffolded learning. Click here for the postdoc ad.
Congratulations to Jon Willits and Jessica Montag, who have both taken faculty positions at the University of California, Riverside.
Also, congrats are due to Brendan Johns, who also begins his tenure-track position at the University of Buffalo in the fall.
Great job guys, and best of luck!!