Pietro Michelucci, PhD

Pietro Michelucci, PhD, directs the Human Computation Institute, a multidisciplinary innovation center that develops crowd-powered systems to address societal problems. He is editor-in-chief of the Handbook of Human Computation (Springer Publishing Co., 2013) and founding editor of the journal Human Computation. Michelucci received a joint PhD in cognitive science and mathematical psychology from Indiana University, and has been advising federal research agencies since 2006. In 2014, he led a three-day summit at the Wilson Center, which produced a national roadmap for Human Computation research.  As an Organismic Computing pioneer, he is interested in developing new methods for augmenting collective intelligence (ie, a branch of artificial intelligence that creates collaborative networks among many humans and machines).  In 2015 he launched the EyesOnALZ citizen science project to accelerate Alzheimer's disease research.