Joseph  Rafidi

Joseph Rafidi

Scholar Title

MIT EECS - Google Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Real-time Trip Planning in the Crowd




Robert C. Miller


We develop a crowd-powered trip planning system that generates and modifies itineraries in response to user requests in real-time. The system enables interactive collaboration between the user and the crowd by allowing for dialogue in the process of forming and refining an itinerary. By drawing and building upon recent advances in crowd computing, the system leverages the retainer model to recruit a crowd on demand and a collaborative crowd interface for coordinating worker contributions in real-time.


I interned at Palantir Technologies, Inc. designing and implementing automated end-to-end testing infrastructure. I worked in the engineering department of One Lambda, Inc. using microcontrollers to automate product manufacturing. My previous UROP in the Gambit game lab involved designing and build game controllers for the Spacewar project.

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