Manuel Cebrían

Max Planck Research Group Leader at Max Planck Institute For Human Development

Dr. Manuel Cebrian is a Max Planck Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. He was previously a Research Scientist Manager at the MIT Media Laboratory. Prior to MIT, Cebrian held positions at CSIRO, Brown University, and the University of California, San Diego. Cebrian is best known for using computational methods to create incentives that mobilize large groups of people to collaborate in solving major social problems under time-pressure. These crowdsourcing projects have attracted the attention of millions of participants from around the world, featuring in leading academic journals, including Science, Nature, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA; major media outlets, such as Wired, The Economist, The Guardian, and The New York Times; and recently exhibiting in international art venues such as South by Southwest, Ars Electronica, and the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts.