Walter S. Lasecki is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he directs the Crowds+Machines (CROMA) Lab. He create systems that use both human and machine computation to solve problems quickly and reliably.
Professor Lasecki and his students create interactive intelligent systems that are robust enough to be used in real-world settings by combining both human and machine intelligence to exceed the capabilities of either. These systems let people be more productive, and improve access to the world for people with disabilities. Dr. Lasecki received his Ph.D and M.S. from the University of Rochester in 2015 and a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Virginia Tech in 2010. He has previously held visiting research positions at CMU, Stanford, Microsoft Research, and Google[x].
W.S. Lasecki, I. Naim, R. Kushalnagar, A. Sadilek, D. Gildea, and J.P. Bigham. Scribe: Deep Integration of Human and Machine Intelligence to Caption Speech in Real-Time. In Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (CACM). TBA. 2015.
W.S. Lasecki, C.M. Homan and J.P. Bigham. Architecting Real-Time Crowd-Powered Systems. In Human Computation Journal (HCJournal October, 2014).
W.S. Lasecki and J.P. Bigham. Real-Time Captioning with the Crowd. In ACM Interactions Magazine. May, 2014.
R. Kushalnagar, W.S. Lasecki, J.P. Bigham. Accessibility Evaluation of Classroom Captions. In ACM Transactions on Accessibility (TACCESS January, 2014).