Patrick M. de Boer

Patrick de Boer
Patrick M. de Boer
Research Assistant / PhD Candidate
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Room BIN 2.D.07
Tel +41 44 635 43 97

I'm researching how to programmatically coordinate large crowds towards solving a given problem efficiently. PPLib is the first result of this research stream, an open source programming library written in Scala (GitHub repo), that is able to semi-automatically find well-performing crowd processes for a problem at hand. 

With the rise of Data Science and their lack of experts, I spent the second half of my PhD developing remedies for some of the problems faced in the realm of predictive analytics through crowdsourcing ang PPLib. 

Upon completing my dissertation, I am planning to apply the knowledge I gathered in a startup: PeakData GmbH.

Research interests

Human computation, Crowd powered systems, Crowd sourcing, Data Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, Social network analysis