The Human Computation Institute is the first international center that brings together the vision and competencies needed to realize my father's dream of augmenting human collaboration for the benefit of humanity. I am pleased to advise on the center's ongoing activities on behalf of the Doug Engelbart institute.
Christina Engelbart

Collective solutions to societal problems

The Human Computation Institute is a nonprofit innovation center dedicated to the betterment of society through novel methods leveraging the complementary strengths of networked humans and machines.

We strive to engineer sustainable participatory systems that have a profound impact on health, humanitarian, and educational outcomes.

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Stall Catchers – citizen scientists worldwide are speeding up Alzheimer’s research

Stall Catchers is a citizen science game, developed by the Human Computation Institute as part of the EyesOnALZ project in 2016. Funded by a grant from the BrightFocus Foundation, HCI […]

Catchers who analyzed the High Fat Diet (HFD) dataset

This is a list of online volunteers who played Stall Catchers (aka “Catchers”) to analyze Alzheimer’s research data for the Schaffer-Nishimura Laboratory in the Biomedical Engineering Department, Cornell University. The […]

Advancing Human Computation with Complexity Science

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External Faculty

Andrea Wiggins

External Professor

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies

Margaret Wallace

External Professor

Chief Executive Officer
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Jerome Jérôme Waldsipühl

External Professor

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science,
McGill University, Canada

Attila Szantner

External Professor

CEO, Massively Multiplayer Online Science

Pablo Suarez

External Professor

Associate director for Research and Innovation, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Fellow, Boston University Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London

Melanie Stegman

External Professor

Owner, Biochemist, Game Designer
Molecular Jig Games

Paul Smaldino

External Professor

Postdoctoral Scholar, Departments of Anthropology, Political Science, and Computer Science
University of California, Davis

Chris B. Schaffer

External Professor

Associate Professor, Cornell University, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Eglė M. Ramanauskaitė

External Professor

Citizen Science Coordinator, Human Computation Institute

Matjaž Perc

External Professor

Professor of Physics, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Theodore P. Pavlic

External Professor

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
School of Sustainability

Kristina Lerman

External Professor

Research Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Southern California
Project Leader, USC Information Sciences Institute

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Pietro Michelucci, Director, HCI

Pietro Michelucci

Executive Director

Eglė Marija Ramanauskaitė

Citizen Science Coordinator