Iyad Aldaqre, PhD

Skilled researcher with work experience in academic and industrial sectors. Multidisciplinary, with a background in cognitive psychology and a long experience in research and development with eye tracking technology. Solid scientific methodology, with a Dr.Phil. in psychology and learning sciences from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Work

Current Position

Jan 2018 – Present Data Scientist at SR Labs srl – Milan, Italy.

Previous Positions

  • Market Researcher at SR LabsS srl, Milan, Italy.
  • Research associate at the developmental psychology department at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • Lecturer at the Elite master program “Neuro-Cognitive Psychology” at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • Lecturer at the Munich Center for the Learning Sciences at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • Research Assistant at the developmental psychology department at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.

Education

  • 2015 Dr. Phil. at the developmental psychology department at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • 2015 Doctoral Training Program at the Munich Center for the Learning Sciences at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • 2011 M.Sc. in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • 2008 BA in Psychology at Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Italian
  • German

Skills

  • Neuropsychological and behavioral research methodologies (eye tracking, GSR, EEG…)
  • Quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Data processing, analysis and visualization in R and Python
  • Market and usability testing
  • Version control with GIT
  • Multimedia software for graphic-, audio- and video-editing and production

Publications

  • Aldaqre, I. & Delfiore, R. (2018) Robust marker tracking system for mapping mobile eye tracking data. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
  • Aldaqre, I., Schuwerk, T., Daum, M., Sodian, B. & Paulus, M. (2016). Sensitivity to communicative and non-communicative gestures in adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder: Saccadic and pupillary responses. Experimental Brain Research, 9, 2515-2527. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-016-4656
  • Aldaqre, I., Paulus, M. and Sodian, B. (2015). Referential gaze and word learning in adults with autism. Autism, 19, 944-955. DOI:10.1177/1362361314556784

Conferences

  • Aldaqre, I. (2018) Implicit eye tracker calibration for seamless interactive setups. Talk presented at the Scandinavian Workshop on Applied Eye Tracking (SWAET), Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Aldaqre, I., Paulus, M., & Sodian, B. (2014) The effects of conflicting referential and salience cues on word-learning in autism. Poster presented at ICIS: International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.
  • Aldaqre, I. (2013) Referential gaze and word-learning in autistic adults. Short talk presented at the “When eye see you: Gaze and joint attention in human interaction” workshop, as part of the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany.
  • Aldaqre, I., Paulus, M., & Sodian, B. (2012) Perception of grasping and pointing cues in autism: A saccadic reaction time study. Poster presented at EyeTrackBehavior – Tobii Eye Tracking Conference on Behavioral Research, Leuven, Belgium.