Title: Algorithmic Management in Crowdsourcing
Crowd-computing (a.k.a. crowdsourcing and humancomputation) has become an integral part of artificial intelligence (AI). Ithas spawned the “sharing economy” which is projected to reach $335 billion by2025. It is widely envisioned that the future of crowd-computing will be onewhich intelligently combines the prowess of automation and human intelligence throughAI techniques. Nevertheless, today’s crowdsourcing systems mostly serve as repositoriesof tasks and rely on workers to self-organize. Such a mode of operation lacksefficiency and is vulnerable to the phenomenon of herding which can result incascading failures and threaten the long-term sustainability of crowdsourcingsystems. In this talk, I present our research in algorithmic crowdsourcing atthe LILY Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to make automatedcalls to human expertise in order to solve complex problems. It can potentiallyresult in significant new findings concerning human decision-making behaviours;efficient algorithms to help future crowd-computing platforms supportdistributed, network-based, and team-based modes of operation; and large-scale benchmarkingwhich can standardize the evaluation of future crowd-computing approaches andeven help advance the field of gerontology.
Dr YU, Han is a Lee Kuan Yew Post-Doctoral Fellow (LKY PDF) atthe Joint NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for theElderly (LILY), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He obtainedhis PhD and B.Eng. (1st Class Hon.) from the School of Computer Engineering,NTU in 2014 and 2007, respectively. He worked as a systems engineer inHewlett-Packard (HP) Singapore Pte Ltd. from 2007 to 2008. From 2008 to 2012,he held the prestigious Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) PhD Scholarship.He was selected to be one of the Top 10 Global Young Scientists during theGlobal Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) in both 2014 and 2015. He had the honourof showcasing his research to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong of Singapore.
His research areas include trustworthy computing,algorithmic crowdsourcing, and software engineering. He has over 80 researchpublications in leading international conferences and journals including AAAI,IJCAI, AAMAS, Decision Support Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE, as well asNature Research journals – Scientific Data and Scientific Reports. His researchwork has won 9 Best Paper, Best Poster, Best Demo, and Best Video Awards inprestigious international conferences and journal.