Helen Wauck

wauck2 at illinois dot edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. student, August 2014 - Present
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.A., Honors Computer Science and Mathematics
Gustavus Adolphus College

Research Interests

I study the cognitive science of learning and motivation, primarily in video games. I am a member of the Cascade Lab and the Human-Computer Interaction research group at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I am also a founding member of the SpatialCS research group, which brings together students and faculty across computer science, education, psychology, and engineering to study technology-based approaches to training spatial reasoning skills in children and adults. I am co-advised by Professor Wai-Tat Fu and Professor Brian Bailey.


News

Coming Fall 2018

Pilot studies of some new online games for training spatial reasoning skills! Stay tuned!


Projects

 

Analyzing the Effects of Photorealistic, Self-Similar Avatars on Player Performance and Experience

 

Data-Driven Hint Systems in Puzzle Games

 

Online Design Feedback: Peers Versus Crowds