Crowd Computing (CC)

The Crowd Computing research group investigates distributed forms of work, where the tasks are too challenging for computers alone. Given the recent advances in AI, it is now imperative to identify and harness the unique aspects of human cognition and develop ways for humans and algorithms to collaborate seamlessly across different domains. 

Activities

Crowdsourcing and human computation; We investigate novel crowdsourcing and human computation processes as well as the fundamental human characteristics that affect digital labour: motivation, data quality, and social aspects of work.

Applied & Interactive Systems; We build and study solutions that harness the crowds across different application domains. Examples of such systems include crowd-powered decision support through modelling large-scale subjective data or creativity support through on-demand access to crowd cognition. 

Open Citizen Science; We promote and empower people to participate in research as participants and consumers, with a heavy emphasis on life-long learning in the process. 

 

People

Simo Hosio : Associate Professor

Simo Hosio
Associate Professor
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Denzil Ferreira : Senior Research Fellow

Denzil Ferreira
Senior Research Fellow
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Aku Visuri : Postdoctoral researcher

Aku Visuri
Postdoctoral researcher
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Andy Alorwu : Doctoral researcher

Andy Alorwu
Doctoral researcher
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Saba Kheirinejad : Doctoral researcher

Saba Kheirinejad
Doctoral researcher
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Elina Kuosmanen : Doctoral researcher

Elina Kuosmanen
Doctoral researcher
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Junhao Li : Doctoral researcher

Junhao Li
Doctoral researcher
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Kennedy Opoku Asare : Doctoral researcher (part-time)

Kennedy Opoku Asare
Doctoral researcher (part-time)
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Ville Paananen : Doctoral researcher

Ville Paananen
Doctoral researcher
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Eetu Huusko : Research Assistant

Eetu Huusko
Research Assistant
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Joonas Moilanen : Junior Research Assistant

Joonas Moilanen
Junior Research Assistant
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Current Projects

CRITICAL: An Academy of Finland (Strategic Research Council) project on critical reading skills

GenZ: Generation Z and beyond: Co-evolution of human capabilities and intelligent technologies in the 21st century (GenZ)

ICON: Interventions and Contextual Understanding for Low Back Pain Research