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Oct. 18 Seminar with a Principal Research Scientist at Wikimedia

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 12:15 pm / October 16, 2017

Boise State’s research community is invited to join Aaron Halfaker, a principal research scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, for an informal discussion about the tools, infrastructure and processes used at Wikimedia to produce useful knowledge from web-scale data – including the content and the human interactions that make it happen.

The talk will take place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Computer Science Building downtown (777 West Main St., Room 221). This community event is hosted by Boise State’s Research Computing and the Office of Research Development. It is free and open to the public; free pizza also will be provided.

Halfaker also is senior scientist at the University of Minnesota. He studies the intersection of advanced algorithmic technologies and social issues in open production communities, like Wikipedia, using a mixture of experimental engineering, data science and ethnographic methods. His studies of Wikipedia’s editor decline and his development of Objective Revision Evaluation Service (ORES), an open artificial intelligence (AI) platform, have received substantial attention from the technology press.