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Eye-tracking, Language and Artificial Intelligence




9: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Faculty Supervisor:

Roger Levy

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Yevgeni Berzak, berzak@mit.edu

Project Description

Are you interested in language, human cognition, artificial intelligence, and hands-on experience with experimental research using eye-tracking technology? In this project we use eye-tracking to study how humans read and learn languages, and use human eye movements data for improving Natural Language Processing (MIT News coverage of the project: news.mit.edu/2018/gauging-language-proficiency-through-eye-movement-0523). As part of the UROP you will be trained to operate a state-of-the-art eyetracker, learn about cutting-edge research in computational psycholinguistics and run eye-tracking experiments with human subjects. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to participate in designing experiments and analyzing the collected data.


- Highly motivated, responsible, independent, and attentive to detail. - Available to work 10-12 hours during the Spring semester (there will likely be a possibility to continue into the summer). No prior experience is required, but the following are desirable: - Interest and/or prior coursework in linguistics/cognitive science/psychology. - Prior coursework or experience with programming and data analysis. Please include a CV and a copy of your transcript with your application.