Jeffrey P. Bigham
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Language Technologies Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
3525 Newell-Simon Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I am teaching "Crowd Programming" in Spring 2014. The syllabus, course description, and (eventually) course materials are online at ProgramTheCrowd.com.
I am the scientific director of the NIDRR DRRP on Inclusive Web And Cloud Computing.
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 illustrates a path for 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 may seem counter to the goals of computer science, but I believe that it is precisely by creating and deploying the systems of our dreams that we will learn how to advance computer science to create the machines that will someday realize them.
My research is made possible via funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Disability Rehabilitation Research, Google, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.