Computational Problems in Team Formation

October 17, 2019
3:00 PM
Halligan 102
Speaker: Evimaria Terzi, Boston University
Host: Fahad Dogar


The proliferation of online workforce management sites such as Amazon mechanical turk or Freelance has led to a lot of work on the problem of team formation: given a project the problem asks for the ``best" team that can complete the project. Different definitions of ``best" lead to different computational problems. In this talk, we will review our own as well as others' work on team formation, we will present some recent results and discuss open problems in this emergine area.


Evimaria Terzi is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department at Boston University. She works on algorithmic problems related to team formation, recommender systems and emerging market places. She has received multiple NSF awards, including NSF CAREER, as well as gifts from companies such as Google and Microsoft. She joined BU in 2009. Before that, she was a research scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center. Evimaria obtained her PhD from the University of Helsinki in Finland, her MSc from Purdue University, USA, and her BSc from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.