Mina Shojaei Zadeh‘s research focuses on user experience. She uses eye-tracking technology to study users’ viewing behavior when they interact with web and mobile applications. In particular, she is interested in understanding users’ cognitive states by studying their eye-movement data.
She believes that her research findings can help user designers improve online experiences and human–computer interactions through personalization with user experience. Mina has been working on multiple research projects in the User Experience and Decision Making (UXDM) laboratory with her PhD advisor, Professor Soussan Djamasbi. She has published and presented the results of her research at several conferences. She is currently working on two manuscripts to publish in high-impact journals.
Mina has five years of teaching experience. She designed a new eye-tracking lab for the graduate-level course, “User Experience Applications.” Currently she is TAing for this course with full responsibility for the lab sections of the course. She has also trained several undergraduate and graduate students who used eye tracking on their projects in the UXDM lab.
As a graduate student representative, Mina served on the search committee for a new Vice Provost for Research in Spring and Summer 2016. She is an active member in WPI student clubs and organizations and currently serves her professional community, the Association for Information System Special Interest Group in Human Computer Interaction (AIS SIGHCI), in various capacities, including serving as the Student Ambassador, Newsletter Editor, and Vice President of Membership.