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Eleanor O'RourkeMember, Design Research CouncilCollege Fellow in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Education and Social Policy


Eleanor O'Rourke is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University with a joint appointment in Computer Science and the Learning Sciences. Her research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction and education with a focus on developing playful data-driven systems to support learning in diverse classroom and online environments. Some of O'Rourke's recent projects have included the design of incentive structures to promote growth mindset behaviors in educational games and studying the use of personalized learning systems for the classroom that visualize student data in real-time to support teachers. Her interventions have been used by over 100,000 students online, adopted by companies, and integrated into classrooms.


PhD, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
BS, Computer Science, Colby College, Waterville, ME

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