Thesis Defense: Martina Rau
28 May, 2013 1:00pm
Research Programmer Position in Project on Visualizing Crowdsourced Workflows
Pay type:Either pay or credit.
We have a job opening for an undergraduate research programmer in our project on visualizing crowd sourced workflows. Undergraduates in Computer Science or Information Systems with web development and/or UI programming experience would be most suited for and interested in this job.
In this project we are investigating how visualizing workflow information influences motivation and work quality in a micro-task marketplace like Mechanical Turk. We are conducting experiments within Mechanical Turk, varying information workers receive about their tasks and looking at the subsequent influence on task performance, information sharing behavior, and feelings of connection with the other workers.
The undergraduate research assistant in this project will assist in the development and administration of these web-based experiments on workflow transparency. Duties will include web-programming and database management, and helping develop new designs for experiments on Mechanical Turk. Dependent on interest, students may also assist in the management and analysis of the collected data.
Skills required are familiarity with programming interfaces in Java or PHP, familiarity with databases and SQL. Graphic design experience AND/OR sufficient experience or coursework in basic psychology, behavioral research methods, and statistics is also a plus. This would be a full-time paid position for the summer (40 hours/week) with the opportunity to continue into the fall.
Interested students should send a CV listing their GPA and courses taken to dabbish [at] cmu [dot] edu with the job title in the subject line of the email.