Congrats to Ph.D. student Nai-Ching Wang, who was a finalist in graduate student division of the CHI 2016 Student Research Competition. His paper is titled, “Crowdnection: Connecting High-level Concepts with Historical Documents via Crowdsourcing.” He traveled to San Jose, CA to attend the conference and present his research to a panel of expert judges.
Dr. Luther gave an invited talk on historical photo sleuthing at Virginia Tech’s 25th Annual Civil War Weekend. His presentation was featured
in a press release from Virginia Tech News.
Dr. Luther, with his collaborators Dr. Paul Quigley and Dr. David Hicks, led a workshop, titled “Crowdsourcing the History of American Independence Day in Civil War-Era Virginia,” at the 2016 Virginia Forum in Jamestown, Virginia. The workshop included a demo of our Incite software and the Mapping the Fourth of July website.
Dr. Luther accepted an invitation to serve on the Program Committee for HCOMP 2016, the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, to be held in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Luther presented the paper, Almost an Expert: The Effects of Rubrics and Expertise on Perceived Value of Crowdsourced Design Critiques, in the “Crowd-Powered Applications” session at CSCW 2016 in San Francisco, CA. This was a collaborative effort with Alvin Yuan, Markus Krause, and Bjoern Hartmann (UC Berkeley); and Sophie Vennix and Steven Dow (Carnegie Mellon).
This work is a follow-up to a previous paper published by Dr. Luther and collaborators at CSCW 2015.
A recent article in Science cited our CrowdCrit system as an example of “the power of crowds.”