Gravity spy: Humans, machines and the future of citizen science

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Abstract

Gravity Spy is a citizen science project that draws on the contributions of both humans and machines to achieve its scientific goals. The system supports the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO) by classifying "glitches" that interfere with observations. The system makes three advances on the current state of the art: explicit training for new volunteers, synergy between machine and human classification and support for discovery of new classes of glitch. As well, it provides a platform for humancentred computing research on motivation, learning and collaboration. The system has been launched and is currently in operation.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages163-166
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346887
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 25 2017
Event2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017 - Portland, United States
Duration: Feb 25 2017Mar 1 2017

Other

Other2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period2/25/173/1/17

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Observatories
Interferometers
Gravitation
Lasers

Keywords

  • Citizen science
  • Learning
  • Machine learning
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Crowston, K. (2017). Gravity spy: Humans, machines and the future of citizen science. In CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 163-166). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. DOI: 10.1145/3022198.3026329

Gravity spy : Humans, machines and the future of citizen science. / Crowston, Kevin.

CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2017. p. 163-166.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Crowston, K 2017, Gravity spy: Humans, machines and the future of citizen science. in CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 163-166, 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017, Portland, United States, 2/25/17. DOI: 10.1145/3022198.3026329
Crowston K. Gravity spy: Humans, machines and the future of citizen science. In CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2017. p. 163-166. Available from, DOI: 10.1145/3022198.3026329
Crowston, Kevin. / Gravity spy : Humans, machines and the future of citizen science. CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2017. pp. 163-166
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