I am a computer scientist and a game theorist solving problems in crowdsourcing, disaster response, and computational advertising.
I am a post-doc on the ORCHID project led by Nick Jennings at the University of Southampton. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University under the guidance of Amy Greenwald.
We are developing a platform veri.ly for crowdsourcing evidence collection during humanitarian disasters. See a press release about our recent pilot.
I am investigating what motivates people to invite their friends to support a cause, become a customer, or contribute to a crowdsourcing project. This project titled Referral Incentives in Crowdsourcing was funded by the British Academy.
Details of the project are here.
Our team won the Tag Challenge demonstrating how a seemingly impossible information-gathering task can be solved through crowdsourcing. Lessons learnt were featured in the Economist and IEEE Computer. Related work on making crowdsourced information collection more reliable was announced by ACM TechNews.
I am a program committee member of ACM EC 2014; AAMAS 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010; IJCAI 2013, 2011; and a reviewer for GEB, JAIR, AIJ, ACM TEAC.