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Co-director: Information eXperience Lab

Associate Professor iSchool

University of Texas at Austin



G-Scholar citations: 3781 h-index: 33  i10-index: 69




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ACM Senior Member (SIGCHI)


Sigma XI

Distinguished Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation Collegium of Eminent Scientists


Oct 30- Nov 2, 2021.




July 11-15, 2021.




June 1-3, 2021.




March 14-19, 2021.




October 25-28, 2020.




October 19, 2020.




August 13-14, 2020.

March 14-18, 2020


Online Vancouver, Canada


June 2-5, 2020


(Stuttgart, Germany)


June 2-5, 2020


Online (Wien, Austria)


September 11-14, 2019

II Światowe Forum Nauki Polskiej poza Granicami Kraju

(The second World-wide forum of Polish Science Abroad)

Warszawa/Pułtusk, Poland


July 23-25, 2019


Paris, France


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




How to pronounce Jacek Gwizdka?  How to pronounce my names? Jacek: [ˈyat͡sɛk] WAV MP3 Gwizdka: WAV MP3


I am an applied natural scientist, with a PhD and two masters’ degrees in engineering (industrial and electrical) and a postdoc in cognitive psychology. 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.   Full_CV  |  Short Bio PDF


I have a keen interest in neuroscience, philosophy, and philosophy of science.


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



2019 – current: Associate Professor, School of Information (iSchool), University of Texas at Austin

2015 – 2019: Assistant Professor, School of Information (iSchool), University of Texas at Austin

2013 – 2014: Lecturer, School of Information (iSchool), University of Texas at Austin

2005 – 2012: Assistant Professor, School of Comm. & Info (iSchool), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2004 – 2005: Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Information Studies (iSchool), University of Toronto, Canada

1997 – 2001: Summer research student intern at Xerox PARC, FXPAL, HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA




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 with artistic ambitions. My recent galleries:  Cogitationes Aqua   |   Ramis Neuronis   |   Jazz musicians-1 | part-2 . I also like to create electronic sounds, ski in high mountains and dance.


Video Introduction




Talk at UT Applied Research Lab (December 2019): “Neuro-physiological evidence as a basis for understanding human-information interaction”


More video talks



2021.04.20: New upcoming conference paper  Bhattacharya, N., Gwizdka, J. (accepted, 2021).  “YASBIL: Yet Another Search Behaviour (and) Interaction Logger”. Short paper / demo with my PhD student Nilavra Bhattacharya to appear in SIGIR’2021.


2021.05.20: New upcoming conference paper  Chang, Y-S., Zhang, Y., Gwizdka, J. (accepted, 2021).  “Predicting Surrogates’ Health Information Seeking Behavior via Information Source and Information Evaluation”. With my PhD student Yung-Sheng Chang and a colleague Dr. Yan Zhang to appear in ASIST’2021.


2021.04.17: My G-Scholar h-index=33  


2021.04.01: New upcoming conference paper  Gwizdka, J. (accepted, 2021).  ““Overloading” Cognitive (Work)Load: What Are We Really Measuring?”. To appear in NeuroIS’2021.


2021.01.02: New year, and a new journal article!  First author is our post doctoral fellow Robert Bautista, co-authored with iSchool collegue Yan Zhang. Bautista, J. R., Zhang, Y., & Gwizdka, J. (2021). Healthcare professionals’ acts of correcting health misinformation on social media. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 104375. DOI_LINK   FREE_ACCESS_TILL_Mar_06_2021


2020.11.09: New journal article:   First author is my doctoral student Yung-Sheng Chang, co-authored with iSchool collegue Yan Zhang.  Chang, Y.-S., Zhang, Y. & Gwizdka, J. (in press). The effects of Information Source and eHealth Literacy on Consumer Health Information Credibility Evaluation Behavior.  Published first online in Computers in Human Behavior. LINK_via_UT    LINK_to_publisher    DOI_LINK


2020.11.02: My G-Scholar h-index=32


2020.10.25 : Conference paper online Chang, Y.-S., Gwizdka, J., & Zhang, Y. (2020). eHealth literacy, information sources, and health webpage reading patterns. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 57, e234. DOI_LINK


2020.10.15: Workshop paper online  Bhattacharya, N., & Gwizdka, J. (2020). Visualizing and Quantifying Vocabulary Learning During Search. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Investigating Learning During (Web) Search (IWILDS) Co-Located with 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2020), 2699, 4. LINK_PDF


2020.10.12: Conference paper online Jia, C., & Gwizdka, J. (2020). An Eye-Tracking Study of Differences in Reading Between Automated and Human-Written News. In F. D. Davis, R. Riedl, J. vom Brocke, P.-M. Léger, A. B. Randolph, & T. Fischer (Eds.), Information Systems and Neuroscience (pp. 100–110). Springer International Publishing.  DOI_LINK


2020.08.24: New workshop paper accepted to IWILDS’2020  Bhattacharya, N., & Gwizdka, J. (2020). Visualizing and Quantifying Vocabulary Learning During Search. To appear in Proceedings of 1st International Workshop on Investigating Learning During Web Search. Workshop site.


2020.06.02: New book chapter paper online.  Gwizdka, J., & Dillon, A. (2020). Eye-Tracking as a Method for Enhancing Research on Information Search. In W. T. Fu & H. van Oostendorp (Eds.), Understanding and Improving Information Search: A Cognitive Approach (pp. 161–181). Springer International Publishing. DOI_LINK


2020.06.02: New conference paper accepted  to ASIS&T’2020. Chang, Y.-S. , Gwizdka, J., Zhang, Y.  (in press 2020). E-Health Literacy, Information Sources, and Health Webpage Reading Patterns. To appear in ASIST’2020 Proceedings. 


2020.04.01: New conference paper  accepted to NeuroIS’2020 .    Jia., C.  & Gwizdka J., (in press). An eye-tracking study of differences in reading between automated and human-written news.  To appear in proceedings of NeuroIS’2020. 


2020.03.31: New conference paper accepted  ETRA-ETWEB’2020.  Bhattacharya, N., Rakshit, S., & Gwizdka, J. (2020). Towards real-time webpage relevance prediction using convex hull based eye-tracking features. Proceedings of the 2020 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA ’20 Adjunct). https://doi.org/10.1145/3379157.3391302


2020.02.28: New funded project. Consumer Longitudinal Health Information Needs and Search Behavior. Google Faculty Award. Yan Zhang (PI), Jacek Gwizdka (co-PI). 


2019.12.10: New conference paper accepted to CHIIR’2020: Bhattacharya, N., Rakshit, S., Gwizdka, J., & Kogut, P. (2020). Relevance Prediction from Eye-movements Using Semi-interpretable Convolutional Neural Networks. Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, 223–233. https://doi.org/10.1145/3343413.3377960 


2019.11.26: New funded project. Health Information Search Behavior as a Manifestation of Cognitive Impairment: An Eye-Tracking Study. with UT colleagues Maya Henry (Communication Sciences & Disorders) and Kavita Radhakrishnan (Nursing), Funded by UT Austin VPR Office. LINK


2019.10.09: New journal paper (early online view) with iSchool colleagues Yan Zhang and Andrew Dillon : Gwizdka, J., Zhang, Y., & Dillon, A. (2019). Using the eye-tracking method to study consumer online health information search behaviour. Aslib Journal of Information Management, pp. 16. LINK


2019.07.08: New Guest Editorial for the special issue on Neuro-Information Science in JASIST.  Gwizdka, J., Moshfeghi, Y., & Wilson, M. L. (n.d.). Introduction to the special issue on neuro-information science. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 0(0).  LINK to editorial              Special Issue TOC