Jeffrey P. Bigham
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Language Technologies Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
3525 Newell-Simon Hall
The future envisioned by my research is one in which the intelligent systems that we have dreamed about for decades, which have inspired generations of computer scientists from its beginning, are brought about for the benefit of people in their everyday lives.
My work is achieving this vision by leveraging the on-demand labor of people to fill in for components that we cannot currently automate, and by building frameworks that allow groups to do together what even expert individuals cannot do alone. A crowd-powered world seems counter to the goals of computer science, but by creating and deploying the systems of our dreams we will learn to create the machines that will someday realize them.
My research is made possible via funding from:
the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Google, the National Institute of Disability Rehabilitation Research, the National Science Foundation, and Yahoo!