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Adam Marcus

Adam Marcus
Cofounder and CTO, B12

Website | @marcua

Adam is Locu’s Director of Data. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at MIT. His dissertation is on database systems and human computation. He is a recipient of the NSF and NDSEG fellowships, and has previously worked at ITA, Google, IBM, and FactSet. In his free time, he builds course content to get people excited about data and programming.


Data Science
Ballroom AB
Adam Marcus (B12)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
Machine learning and paid crowdsourcing power several virtuous cycles in Locu's data processing pipeline. To solve various problems, we interact with hundreds of long-term crowd workers on oDesk and tens of thousands of shorter-term workers on CrowdFlower. Come learn about Locu's magic with examples based on problems we solve every day. Read more.
Office Hour
Table C
Adam Marcus (B12)
Want to make sense of your data by learning how to build mixed crowdsourced machine-learning pipelines? See Adam and find out how to train a classifier that makes judgments better than the crowd that trained it. Learn how to apply lessons from fields such as user interface design and cognitive science to your crowd-powered workflows. Read more.