Wednesday, December 5, 2018

CCIS Talk: Algorithmic Crowdsourcing: Current Status and Future Perspective by Jie Wu

You are cordially invited to attend the following CCIS Talk:

Date: 14 Dec 2018 (Friday)
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Venue:  KB112, KB Block, UTAR Sungai Long Campus, Bandar Sungai Long, Selangor.
Title:  Algorithmic Crowdsourcing: Current Status and Future Perspective

This talk gives a survey of crowdsourcing applications, with a focus on algorithmic solutions. The search for missing Microsoft scientist is used first as a motivational example. Fundamental issues in crowdsourcing, in particular, incentive mechanisms for paid crowdsourcing, and algorithms and theory for crowdsourced problem-solving, are then reviewed. Several applications of algorithmic crowdsourcing applications are discussed in detail, with a focus on big data. The talk also discusses several on-going projects on crowdsourcing at Temple University.

Speaker: Jie Wu, Laura H. Carnell Professor, Director, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Center for Networked Computing, Temple University, USA

Jie Wu is the Director of the Center for Networked Computing and Laura H. Carnell professor at Temple University. He also serves as the Director of International Affairs at College of Science and Technology. He served as Chair of Department of Computer and Information Sciences from the summer of 2009 to the summer of 2016 and Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs from the fall of 2015 to the summer of 2017. Prior to joining Temple University, he was a program director at the National Science Foundation and was a distinguished professor at Florida Atlantic University.

His current research interests include mobile computing and wireless networks, routing protocols, cloud and green computing, network trust and security, and social network applications. Dr. Wu regularly publishes in scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and books. He serves on several editorial boards, including IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and the Journal of Computer Science and Technology. Dr. Wu was general co-chair for IEEE MASS 2006, IEEE IPDPS 2008, IEEE ICDCS 2013, ACM MobiHoc 2014, ICPP 2016, and IEEE CNS 2016, as well as program co-chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2011 and CCF CNCC 2013. He was an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, ACM Distinguished Speaker, and chair for the IEEE
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