Campbell (Cam) Allen of Oxford University’s global citizen science Zooniverse platform will be RCC's guest at UQ for the week 3–7 April 2017.
Mr Allen is a core developer in the Zooniverse team.
Zooniverse is the world’s largest platform for volunteer-powered research with potentially hundreds of thousands of people worldwide assisting professional researchers. Zooniverse makes it easy to create experiments and recruit people to perform tasks that are difficult for computers to do alone.
Mr Allen will be available at UQ to work with researchers to develop Zooniverse applications. This is a unique opportunity to implement novel citizen science projects.
Zooniverse currently has funding to implement biomedical applications. UQ researchers with projects in that domain are particularly encouraged to attend.
The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI), with RCC’s help, was the first at UQ to use Zooniverse — with very successful results. Read more about this in the case study RCC published last November.
“The zebrafish work we did with Dr Andrew Janke of CAI is a great example of what’s possible,” said RCC Director Prof. David Abramson. “We’re sure there are many more research projects out there that can benefit from using Zooniverse.”
Cam will attend UQ's Hacky Hour on Tuesday, 4 April, 3–4pm, at Cafe Nano (next to AIBN, building 75), and UQ researchers can meet with him then. Please use this Google form to register your interest in meeting Cam at Hacky Hour. If you can't meet Cam at that time, please use the same Google form and suggest times on Thursday, 6 April or Friday, 7 April that you can meet.