I focus on complex problem solving with experts, crowds, and algorithms.
This area is often referred to as Collective Intelligence, or Hybrid Intelligence, and I mostly use this approach in Citizen-science.
More broadly, I'm interested in the inter-relationships between technology, innovation, business, and society;
how we can create and use technology to address complex challenges; and the impacts (desired, and undesired) of that journey.
Areas of interest under that fall under this umbrella, and which I actively study and teach, include:
- Information Technology in organizations
- Innovation (especially: open innovation, and the effects of digitization on how innovation is achieved)
- Digital Transformation
Yarovoy, A., Nagar, Y., Minkov, E., & Arazy, O. (2020). Assessing the Contribution of Subject-matter Experts to Wikipedia. ACM Transactions on Social Computing, 3(4), 1-36.
Nagar, Y., de Boer, P., Garcia, A. C. B. (2016). Accelerating the Review of Complex Intellectual Artifacts in Crowdsourced Innovation Challenges. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Dublin, Ireland
Nagar, Y. (2012). What do you think? The structuring of an online community as a collective-sensemaking process. In Proceedings of the ACM conference on computer supported cooperative work (pp. 393-402).
Nagar, Y., & Malone, T. W. (2011). Making Business Predictions by Combining Human and Machine Intelligence in Prediction Markets. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Shanghai, China.