ALLS Summer Workshop on Eye-tracking Research

ALLS Summer Workshop on Eye-tracking Research
23-27 March 2015, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Venue: Faura Hall, Ateneo de Manila University

Hosted by

Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences
Department of Information Systems and Computer Science
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

In cooperation with

Department of Electrical Engineering
National Taiwan Normal University
Taipei, Taiwan

Resource Speaker
Hong-Fa Ho, Ph.D.
National Taiwan Normal University

Eye tracking refers to the measurement of a person’s point of gaze or the movement of eyes relative to head movement. An eye tracker is a device for measuring eye positions and eye movement. Eye trackers are used in research on the visual system, in psychology, in cognitive linguistics, marketing, as an input device for human computer interaction, and in product design. There are a number of methods for measuring eye movement.

Dr. Hong-Fa Ho is a professor at the National Taiwan Normal University. He developed and implemented real eye tracking software and hardware. His prototype’s development accelerated the launch of a cost-efficient real eye tracker that can be used for more than 10 people at a time. His goal during the Summer Workshop is to introduce participants to eye movement and tracking and to get them interested in conducting research in the field.

The Summer School will begin with an introduction to eye tracking and the key publications on eye tracking research. The Summer School continues with an intensive five-day workshop that will familiarize participants with data collection and analysis techniques used in conducting eye tracking research. Ample time will be provided for hands-on work. Each participant will be expected to produce an analysis of eye tracking data. The workshop ends with poster presentations in which resource people will critique student work and recommend ways in which the work may be extended.

The Summer Workshop is open to current or prospective graduate students who wish to learn more about eye tracking and eye movement research and its associated methods. The tentative schedule of activities is as follows:

Date Activities
23 March 2015 – Introduction of participants, Introduction to eye tracking, Sharing key publications on eye tracking research
24 March 2015 – Eye tracking research training: data capture, Eye tracking research training: analysis methods
25 March 2015 – Brainstorming of possible collaborative projects
26 March 2015 – Hands-on exercises, Exercises on analysis of eye tracking data
27 March 2015 – Poster preparations

To apply, prospective participants must accomplish the Summer Workshop Application Form on or before 28 February 2015. The Application Form will ask for the following information, and can be accessed at

1. Full name
2. Email address
3. Institution
4. Position
5. Highest degree earned or ongoing studies
6. If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, are you planning to enroll in graduate school? What is your time line? What specialization do you intend to pursue?
7. Why are you interested in attending the Eye Movement Research Summer School? How is it relevant to your current or future work? How do you see yourself applying what you learned? (The response to this question must be 500 to 600 words long.)

Successful applicants will be allowed to attend the Summer Workshop free of charge. They will, however, be responsible for their own transportation, meals, and lodging. Current graduate students also have the option of taking the workshop now and then officially registering it and taking it for credit as CS 214 User Modeling come enrollment in June. Students taking the course for credit should expect to submit additional deliverables during the June/July summer term.

For questions and clarifications, please email Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo at

Slots are limited, so please apply soon!

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