An Overview on Citizen Science with François Grey
Francois Grey is a physicist by training, with a background in nanotechnology and a passion for citizen science. He is now Head of Citizen Science at CUSP and is teaching citizen science at New York University as a visiting professor in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) since 2012.
In 2004, he initiated and managed the launch of an online citizen science project called LHC@home, a platform for volunteers to help physicists develop and exploit particle accelerators like CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, and to compare theory with experiment in the search for new fundamental particles. This led to another project called Africa@home, launched in 2005, in collaboration with several academic institutions, NGOs and United Nations agencies.
Last march, François joined the Leadership Program organized by the CRI to give the participants an overview on Citizen CyberScience.
Citizen cyberscience is an exciting tool to involve students in research in an innovative and interdisciplinary way : they can develop their own crowdsoucing application to collect data or design a citizen science game to engage people in their project.