The Crowd Lab at Virginia Tech, directed by Prof. Kurt Luther, is an interdisciplinary research group exploring how crowdsourcing systems can support creativity and discovery. Our work has applications in many domains, including national security, journalism, history, biology, and design. We are funded by the National Science Foundation (including a CAREER Award), the National Institutes of Health, the National Archives, and Google.

The Crowd Lab is affiliated with the Department of Computer Science, the Center for Human–Computer Interaction, and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.