Haym B. Hirsh

Computer Science


Haym Hirsh is a Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Information Science. His research has focused on foundations and applications of machine learning, data mining, information retrieval, and artificial intelligence, especially targeting questions that integrally involve both people and computing. Most recently these interests have turned to crowdsourcing, human computation, and collective intelligence. He was on the Computer Science faculty at Rutgers University for 24 years before moving to Cornell in 2013.

Research Interests

artificial intelligence, collective intelligence, crowdsourcing, data mining, human computation, information retrieval, machine learning

Selected Publications

  • Upchurch, Paul, Daniel Sedra, Andrew Mullen, Haym B. Hirsh, Bala Kavita. 2016.“Interactive Consensus Games for Labeling Images.”Proceedings of the Fourth AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing
  • Michelucci, P., L. Shanley, J. Dickinson, Haym B. Hirsh, and Workshop Participants. 2015.“A U.S. Research Roadmap for Human Computation Computing Community Consortium Technical Report”.
  • Gil, Y., M. Greaves, J. Hendler, H Hirsh. 2014.“Amplify scientific discovery with artificial intelligence.”Science346(6206): 171-172.
  • McDonald, D W., D H. Ackley, R. Bryant, M. Gedney, H. Hirsh, L Shanley. 2014.“Antisocial computing.”interactions21(6): 72-75.
  • Ertekin, Ş, C. Rudin, H Hirsh. 2014.“Approximating the crowd.”Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery28(5-6): 1189-1221.


  • BS(Mathematics-Computer Science),University of California, Los Angeles,1983
  • MS(Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence),Stanford University,1985
  • Ph D(Computer Science),Stanford University,1989