Serious science at home

Children Helping Science, co-led by Professor Laura Schulz, brings research to families, and families to research.

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences • mit
June 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 psychology pandemic research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences crowdsourcing childhood

Citizen scientists spot closest young brown dwarf disk yet

Discovery made through the Disk Detective project could help the search for new planets.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics astrophysics space astronomy exoplanets nasa research school-of-science kavli-institute planetary-science crowdsourcing astronomy-and-planetary-science

Why some Wikipedia disputes go unresolved

Study identifies reasons for unsettled editing disagreements and offers predictive tools that could improve deliberation.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 6, 2018 ~9 min

Tags: machine-learning social-media internet data research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology technology-and-society computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail crowdsourcing

Protecting confidentiality in genomic studies | MIT News

Cryptographic system could enable “crowdsourced” genomics, with volunteers contributing information to privacy-protected databases.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  mathematics  medicine  genetics  biology  privacy  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  health-sciences-and-technology  crowdsourcing  cryptography

With The Herman Project, home bakers become citizen scientists | MIT News

Network tracks the evolution of microbial communities in sourdough starter mixtures shared around the world.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
April 12, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  evolution  bacteria  microbes  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop  crowdsourcing

Using friends to fight online harassment | MIT News

CSAIL’s “Squadbox” uses “friendsourcing” to better support targets of cyberbullying.

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | CSAIL • mit
April 5, 2018 ~5 min

Tags:  social-media  internet  research  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  technology-and-society  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing big-data analysis | MIT News

Web-based system automatically evaluates proposals from far-flung data scientists.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 30, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  machine-learning  data  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids  computer-modeling  crowdsourcing

Mapathon seeks to direct humanitarian aid for Puerto Rico | MIT News

Boston-area volunteers gather at MIT to help identify post-hurricane conditions in the territory

Department of Urban Studies and Planning • mit
Oct. 16, 2017 ~3 min

Tags:  hurricanes  natural-disasters  school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  special-events-and-guest-speakers  mit-libraries  disaster-response  crowdsourcing

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