Basser Seminar Series

Human Computation and Crowdsourcing

Speaker: Professor Joseph Davis
School of Information Technologies, the University of Sydney

Time: Wednesday 17 July, 4:00-5:00pm
Refreshments will be available from 3:30pm

Location: The University of Sydney, School of IT Building, Lecture Theatre (Room 123), Level 1

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Abstract

Harnessing human computation through crowdsourcing and its integration with machine computation has emerged as an important research focus and new venture activity space in recent years. I will present the conceptual foundations and review some of the exciting research directions in this area. Ongoing crowdsourcing-related research at the Knowledge Discovery and Management Research Group that I direct will also be discussed.

Speaker's biography

Joseph Davis is the Professor of Information Systems and Services at the School of Information Technologies, the University of Sydney. He is the Director of the Knowledge Discovery and Management Research Group and theme leader for service computing at the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing at Sydney. His primary research interests include service computing, knowledge management including ontologies, semantic web, and human computation. He has previously held faculty positions at the University of Wollongong, Australia, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and Indiana University Bloomington, USA, and served as Visiting Professor/Research Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, Syracuse, and IBM Research Labs (India). He has a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA, and Masters from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.