Masters & Ph.D.
Masters at wpi
Dr. Heffernan supports software engineers who are interested in pursuing a Masters. Qualified students are eligible to receive tuition remission and a stipend. Before applying, please familiarize yourself with the work of current and past graduate students. Please apply directly to Dr. Heffernan via email@example.com. I get 200 emails from students and if you send me email but don't tell how what I do is something you want to do, I will not respond. Its very easy to spam everyone professor in America with a letter.
Ph.D. at WPI
Dr. Heffernan explain the various types of Ph.D. students he supports.
Dr. Heffernan looks for Ph.D. students who have at least one of the following:
1) a strong background in cognitive science, 2) a strong math background (probability, statistics, machine learning, data mining), and 3) research experience and published work.
Because of the large volume of inquiries, Dr. Heffernan only replies to prospective students if they seem like a good fit. When reaching out, please cc Tricia Desmarais at firstname.lastname@example.org.
areas of study
Dr. Heffernan supports Ph.D. students in three areas: Computer Science, Data Science, and Learning Sciences & Technologies (LS&T). More specifically, he advises students who focus on educational data mining and software engineering that will be used to create tools that can be used to run randomized controlled trials on student learning. Support for many of the LS&T students comes from applications to the GAANN award. Prospective students should read Dr. Heffernan's recent papers to gage if their academic interests match his.
To see if you are a good fit for Dr. Heffernan's lab, please read about past Ph.D. students.