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Co-director: Information eXperience Lab

Assistant Professor: iSchool

University of Texas at Austin


G-Scholar citations: 3065 h-index: 30 i10-index: 58



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ACM Senior Member (SIGCHI)



Distinguished Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation Collegium of Eminent Scientists


March 14-18, 2020


Vancouver, Canada


June 4-6, 2019


Wien, Österreich


March 10-14, 2019


Glasgow, Scotland, UK


November 11-14, 2018


Vancouver, Canada


June 19 – 21, 2018


Vienna , Austria


June 14 – 17, 2018


Warszawa, Poland


Mar 10 – 15, 2018


New Brunswick , NJ


Oct 27 – Nov 1, 2017

ASIS&T 80th Annual Meeting

Washington, DC


June 12 – 14, 2017

NeuroIS 2017

Gmunden, Austria


Mar 7 – 11, 2017


Oslo, Norway




How to pronounce Jacek Gwizdka?  How to pronounce my names? Jacek: WAV MP3 Gwizdka: WAV MP3


I study human information interaction and retrieval and apply cognitive psychology and neuro-physiological methods to understand information searchers and improve search experience. I am particularly interested in creating models that describe and predict cognitive and affective phenomena in human information interaction. My recent projects investigate search as a learning process and employ eye-tracking in assessment of reading, mind-wandering and in inferring information relevance.


Related: Neuro-Information Science | NeuroIR Cognitive Load in Information Seeking




PostDoc  2005 University of Toronto, Psychology / HCI

Ph.D.       2004 University of Toronto, Industrial Eng. / HCI  dissertation PDF

M.A.Sc.    1998 University of Toronto, Industrial Eng. / IS     thesis PDF

n.d.          1988 Politechnika  Łódzka, Computer Science

M.Eng.     1985 Politechnika Łódzka, Electrical Eng.




I am an avid photographer. Here are some of my  recent photo galleries: 

Cogitationes Aqua   |   Ramis Neuronis   |   Jazz views and rhythms





2019.05.24: New journal editorial in JASISTGwizdka, J., Moshfeghi, Y., Wilson, M.L. (2019, in press). Introduction to the Special Issue on Neuro-Information Science. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. dd


2019.05.02: New journal paper in JMIR: Sun, Y., Zhang, Y., Gwizdka, J., & Trace, C. B. (2019). Consumer Evaluation of the Quality of Online Health Information: Systematic Literature Review of Relevant Criteria and Indicators. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(5), e12522. LINK


2019.04.01: New conference paper accepted to NeuroIS’2019: Gwizdka, J., Chang, Y.-S. (in press). Search Results Viewing Behaviour vis-à-vis Relevance Criteria. To appear in Proceedings of NeuroIS’2019 .


2019.03.06: New conference paper accepted to ETRA’2019: Ebeid, I.A., Bhattacharya, N. Gwizdka, J., Sarkar, A. (in press). Analyzing Gaze Transition Behavior Using Bayesian Mixed Effects Markov Models. To appear in Proceedings of ETRA’2019 .


2019.02.15: YES!  🙂 


2018.11.30: New conference paper accepted to CHIIR’2019: Bhattacharya, N. Gwizdka, J. (in press). Measuring Learning During Search: Differences in Interactions, Eye-Gaze, and Semantic Similarity to Expert Knowledge. To appear in Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval CHIIR’2019. (pp. 9).  LINK


2018.10.02. My Google Scholar h-index=30


2018.07.21. New journal article co-authored with Prof Dania Bilal. Bilal, D., & Gwizdka, J. (2018). Children’s query types and reformulations in Google search. Information Processing & Management, 54(6), 1022–1041. DOI  LINK


2018.06. New visual/interactive presentation/short paper:  Chang, Y.-S., & Gwizdka, J. (2018). Relevance Criteria Dynamics: A Study of Online News Selection on SERPs. Presented at ASIST’2018 (p. 2).  LINK


2018.06.20: Received recognition for “Academic Service to the NeuroIS Community” at the 10th Anniversary NeuroIS 2018 conference in Wien (Vienna). Short interview.  Photo from the ceremony


2018.06.11: My Google Scholar h-index=29


2018: New conference paper at NeuroIS’2018Gwizdka, J. (2019). Exploring Eye-Tracking Data for Detection of Mind-wandering on Web Tasks. In D. F. Davis, R. Riedl, J. vom Brocke, P.-M. Léger, & B. A. Randolph (Eds.), Information Systems and Neuroscience Retreat on NeuroIS’2018. vol 29. (pp. 47-55). Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-01087-4_6.   Local LINK


2018: New short conference paper and a new video at ETRA 2018

1. Bhattacharya, N., & Gwizdka, J. (2018). Relating Eye-tracking Measures with Changes in Knowledge on Search Tasks. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (pp. 62:1–62:5). New York, NY, USA: ACM. DOI: 10.1145/3204493.3204579


 2. Ebeid, I.A. & Gwizdka, J., (2018). Real-time Gaze Transition Entropy. Ebeid, I. A., & Gwizdka, J. (2018). Real-time Gaze Transition Entropy. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (pp. 94:1–94:3). New York, NY, USA: ACM. DOI: 10.1145/3204493.3208340   Video



2018: Workshop position paper. WEPIR’2018 at ACM CHIIR’2018 conference.


2018: Doctoral Consortium co-chair at ACM CHIIR’2018 conference.


2017-18: Guest editor for JASIST Special Issue on Neuro-Information Science. 


2018: New conference paper: Gwizdka, J. (2018). Inferring Web Page Relevance Using Pupillometry and Single Channel EEG. In D. F. Davis, et al. (Eds.), Information Systems and Neuroscience (pp. 175–183). Springer. DOI_LINK 


2017: Journal paper. Gwizdka, J., Hosseini, R., Cole, M., & Wang, S. (2017). Temporal dynamics of eye-tracking and EEG during reading and relevance decisions. JASIST, 68(10), 2299–2312. DOI_LINK 


2017.05.15: My Google Scholar h-index=26 


2017: Journal paper. Smith, C. L., Gwizdka, J., & Feild, H. (2017). The use of query auto-completion over the course of search sessions with multifaceted information needs. IP&M, 53(5), 1139–1155. DOI_LINK


2017: Conference paper/poster: Gwizdka, J. (2017). I Can and So I Search More: Effects Of Memory Span On Search Behavior. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (pp. 341–344). New York, NY, USA: ACM. LINK_DOI


2017: Co-organized 2nd international workshop on NeuroIIR at ACM CHIIR conference in Oslo, Norway, March 11, 2017. NeuroIR


2017: Guest co-editor for special issue on Searach as Learning in Information Retrieval Journal.


2016: Perspectives paper with Javed Mostafa at the 1st ACM CHIIR 2016 “Deepening the Role of the User: Neuro-Physiological Evidence as a Basis for Studying and Improving Search”


2015: Distinguished Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation Collegium of Eminent Scientists


2015: Co-organized 1st intl workshop on Neuro-Physiological Methods in IR Research (NeuroIR’2015) at SIGIR’2015 in Santiago de Chile, August 13, 2015.


2014: Google Research Award with Prof. Dania Bilal (PI). “Child-friendly search engine results pages (SERPs): Towards better understanding of Google search results readability by children” Read more | Read in The Daily Texan


2013: Received Dr. Hermann Zemlicka Award for the most visionary paper presented at NeuroIS’2013


IMLS Early CAREER Development award (8% success rate) for the project “Continuous Assessment of Cognitive Load in Information Seeking”