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CRT Foundation – Lagrange Prize Awarded to Panos Ipeirotis in Recognition of His Research in the Field of Complexity Science

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Professor Ipeirotis has also conducted innovative studies that combine economic, social psychology and automatic text analysis methods to quantify the economic value of the content generated by users on the Internet, paving the way for the opportunity of considering this value in decision- and policy-making processes.

Professor Panos Ipeirotis, associate professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, was recently awarded the 2015 CRT Foundation – Lagrange Prize in recognition of his research in the field of Complexity Science. Established in 2008 by the CRT Foundation and coordinated by the ISI Foundation, the Lagrange Prize is given for outstanding scientific contributions in the field of complexity and complex systems across all the scientific disciplines. This year’s prize commends two key contributors, one of which is Professor Ipeirotis, for current international research on Big Data and digital technologies, including social media, user-generated content and crowdsourcing.

In awarding this prize, the CRT Foundation notes, “Professor Panos Ipeirotis is renowned for his pioneering work in the field of crowdsourcing and human computation. His research, a cross between computer science and economics, uses crowdsourcing Web platforms to develop algorithms for the actions of a multitude of people, to combine individual opinions and to provide guarantees on the quality of the results obtained, thereby enabling new collective intelligence mechanisms to emerge. Professor Ipeirotis has also conducted innovative studies that combine economic, social psychology and automatic text analysis methods to quantify the economic value of the content generated by users on the Internet, paving the way for the opportunity of considering this value in decision- and policy-making processes.”

The 2015 Lagrange Prize was presented to Professors Ipeirotis in a special ceremony at the Teatro Vittoria in Turin on October 8.

To learn more about past Lagrange Prize winners, including NYU Stern Professor Xavier Gabaix, please visit the CRT Foundation website.

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Panos Ipeirotis is an Associate Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences.