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Dr. Nagar Yiftach
Fields of Research
Dr. Nagar Yiftach
School of Information Systems

Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

Social Computing

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

Collective Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Information Technology

Open Innovation

Citizen Science


Crowd Computing

Human Computation

Organizational Design

Digital Transformation

Short Bio

Dr. Yiftach Nagar’s experience with information systems spans more than 20 years in industry and academia. He is an information technology expert who specializes in collective intelligence, open innovation and the study and design of sociotechnical systems in organizations. His main research interest is in developing and understanding new ways of organizing the work of experts, crowds, and algorithms for solving complex problems.

Prior to joining MTA, Dr. Nagar has been a researcher at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, involved among other projects with the Climate CoLab. He has also been teaching courses on topics related to technology, innovation, and digital transformation, in leading international management programs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv University, IDC Herzliya, and MIT.

Yiftach’s industry experience includes R&D and product management roles in startup companies and in one NASDAQ-traded company. He has led the development of projects and products that were deployed by dozens of companies, including some of the world's leading telecom service providers. He's also served as a consultant to a number of companies and entrepreneurs.

Yiftach holds a PhD and an M.Sc. from MIT, and a B.Sc. from Tel-Aviv University.

Selected Publications

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Y. Nagar, 2011. "Beyond the Human-Computation Metaphor," IEEE Third International Conference on Social Computing.

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