ResearchClass: Modeling crowdsourcing phenomena as complex social systems

Datum održavanja: ponedjeljak, 12.9.2016. u 10:00 sati, prostorijaO-357
Predavač: Zoran Levnajić
Naziv predavanja: Modeling crowdsourcing phenomena as complex social systems
Sažetak: When is a group smarter than an individual? This depends on the intricate details of interactions within the group, to the point that actually a group can become stupider than an individual. So how the optimal conditions that maximize the collective intelligence can be achieved and put to a good use? In particular, what are the potentials of crowdsourcing - an emergent social phenomenon assisted by social media - to collectively solve problems and generate ideas or solutions? Upon going over several interesting examples of crowdsourcing usage in modern science, we will present our own contributions to the field, which are inspired by the logic of complex systems.
Životopis predavača: Zoran Levnajic an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Physics at the Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto (Slovenia). He received his MSc in nonlinear dynamics from University of California Santa Barbara (US) in 2005 and PhD in statistical physics of complex networks from Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) in 2009. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Potsdam (Germany) between 2009 and 2011. He joined his present institution in 2012 where presently serves as the Vice Dean for Research and the Head of the doctoral school. His research revolves around the development of computational models of complex systems in biology, psychology and social sciences.