KDMRG Visitor Presentation; Topic: Flash Companies

12/07/2011 - 14:00
12/07/2011 - 16:00
Seminar Topic: 
Flash Companies
Dr. Charles Petrie - Senior Research Scientist, Stanford CS Logic Group
An exploration of Emergent Collectives as applied to networks of people working on increasingly complex Mechanical Turk tasks. Can it be scaled? Are there market forces driving such scaling? We argue in the affirmative and show that new coordination functions are both necessary and possible. We claim that "Flash Companies" are a major economic force in the future that may disrupt current corporations. The details of presentation can be found on http://logic.stanford.edu/talks/flashcompanies/
Speaker's biography: 
Charles Petrie is a Senior Research Scientist working in the Stanford CS Logic Group. His research topics are concurrent engineering, enterprise management, and collective work. Dr Petrie was a Founding Member of Technical Staff of the MCC AI Lab, Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet Computing, and Founding Executive Director of the Stanford Networking Research Center. He is the Founding Chair of the Semantic Web Services Challenge. He has also been a Consulting Assistant Professor with the Stanford Center for Design Research. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.
SIT Board Room, The University of Sydney