Digital Labor

Andrés Monroy-Hernández


Andrés Monroy-Hernández is a researcher at Microsoft Research, and an affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. His work focuses on the design and study of social computing systems. Andrés was named one of the TR35 Innovators by the MIT Technology Review in Spanish, and one of CNET’s influential Latinos in Tech. His research has received best paper awards at several computing conferences, recognized at Ars Electronica, and featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and Wired. Andrés holds a Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab, where he created the Scratch Online Community.

The Design and Implementation of a Generalizable Worker-centric Peer economy Platform
We at FUSE Labs have been doing and funding academic research on the “Sharing Economy.” For the past few months, we have been working with labor organizations on the design and implementation of a generalizable worker-centric peer economy platform. We seek to empower labor organizations to determine the parameters and algorithms of these labor platforms. Our goal is to do for on-demand service marketplaces what Wordpress did for blogging.