Krzysztof Gajos

Information For Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows


Tools to Support Design Education

We seek a postdoctoral fellow to join us for two years to lead the development and evaluation of educational software for widespread use in teaching design. The postdoctoral fellow will work with researchers and educators at Harvard University and University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland to develop web-based tools for use in project-based engineering design classes. The candidate will be responsible for developing and evaluating systems for collecting, processing, and reporting data from large numbers of students. Multimodal data analysis and visualization are among the challenges to be addressed. The candidate will have the opportunity to spend extended periods of time at Harvard and UCD and pilot tools in educational contexts at both locations.

Areas of interest include human-computer interaction, the psychological processes involved in design, and applications of learning theories. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in human-computer interaction, data visualization, psychology, education, or a related field, and have experience in developing web-based tools. The fellow will work closely with Professors Conor Walsh (Engineering), Krzysztof Gajos (Computer Science), and Dónal Holland (Engineering). The project is funded by the National Science Foundation. The position is available immediately.

Applications, assembled as a single PDF file, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation). A portfolio showcasing previous web-based projects is highly desirable.

Applications should be sent to Dónal Holland,

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellowships Available Through CRCS. Apply by mid-December, 2015

If you are interested in working with me as a postdoctoral fellow, consider applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship through the Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS). Specific topic of interest and the application materials will be posted some time in the fall.

CRCS is particularly looking for potential Fellows interested in one of the several focus areas (which are likely to change a little this year), but compelling applications in other areas will also be considered. Besides raw research potential, CRCS especially values leadership, demonstrated interest in bridging Computer Science with other disciplines, and research agendas that address topics of substantial societal interest.

Other Opportunities

I currently have no other funding to support a postdoctoral researcher. If you have your own source of funding, we can definitely talk about working together. However, I am unlikely to respond to requests from people I do not know. If we have never met at a conference or otherwise, chances are that our interests are just too divergent for me to be an effective mentor for you.