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Sun, Nov 29, 2020


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1:30pm
Astronomy & Astrophysics Seminar  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

Speaker: Dr. Laura Trouille, Director of Citizen Science at the Adler Planetarium and co-lead for
Zooniverse

Speaker's Institution: Adler Planetarium

Seminar Title: Title: From Clicks to Publications: How to Crowdsource your Research Tasks

Abstract: Processing our increasingly large datasets (e.g., image, audio, video, hyper spectral
data, etc.) poses a bottleneck for producing real scientific outcomes. Citizen science - engaging
the public in research - provides a solution, particularly when coupled with machine learning
algorithms and sophisticated task allocation and retirement rules. Zooniverse is the most widely
used and successful citizen science platform, with over 1.5 million volunteers worldwide and 40
active projects across the disciplines (including ecology, archaeology, climate science, oncology,
physics, astronomy, and the humanities). To date, Zooniverse projects have produced over 100
peer-reviewed publications. Faced with a rapidly growing demand for citizen science projects,
Zooniverse has launched a new 'Project Builder' which allows you, the researcher, to build your
own project in-house using the Zooniverse infrastructure and tools. In this talk I will provide an
overview of Zooniverse innovations and open questions, as well as a brief tutorial on building
your own crowdsourcing project.

more information...


Location: Room 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building
Contact: Shawna Prater
email pic prater@pa.msu.edu