Crowdsourcing, Collaboration, Creativity, and Complexity

Speaker: Aniket Kittur, HCII
Location: GHC 4405
Date: Nov 10, 2010 at Noon

Title: Crowdsourcing, Collaboration, Creativity, and Complexity

The talk will focus on the three following topics:
- Towards a model of workers on Mechanical Turk, aka, how to get your work done and done well
- Truly collaborative crowdsourced translation
- Crowdforge: applying principles from distributed computing to crowdsource complex work

Speaker Bio:

Aniket Kittur is an Assistant Professor in the Human-Computer
Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon. He received his Ph.D. in
Cognitive Psychology from UCLA studying the cognitive processes
underlying sensemaking activities such as learning, memory, and
insight. His research focuses on harnessing the efforts of many
individuals to make sense of information together in ways that exceed
their individual cognitive capacities, including domains such as
Wikipedia, crowdsourcing markets, and scientific collaboration. His
research employs multiple complementary techniques, including
empirical experiments, statistical and computational modeling,
visualization, data mining, and machine learning.