1;4205;0c Peter Krafft
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* - Authors contributed equally.
' - Work I supervised.


Peter Krafft. (Forthcoming). A Simple Computational Theory of General Collective Intelligence. Topics in Cognitive Science (topiCS) Special Issue on Computational Approaches to Social Cognition.



Peter Krafft, Tom Griffiths. (2018). Levels of Analysis in Computational Social Science. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci).


Peter Krafft*, Nicolás Della Penna*, Alex Pentland. (2018). An Experimental Study of Cryptocurrency Market Dynamics. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

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Dan Fu, Emily Wang, Peter Krafft, Barbara Grosz. (2018). Influencing Flock Formation in Low-Density Settings. International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS).



Peter Krafft. (2017). A Rational Choice Framework for Collective Behavior. PhD Dissertation.


Elisa Celis, Peter Krafft, Nisheeth Vishnoi. (2017). A Distributed Learning Dynamics in Social Groups. ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC).


Peter Krafft, Michael Macy, Alex Pentland. (2017). Bots as Virtual Confederates: Design and Ethics. The 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW).


Peter Krafft, Kaitlyn Zhou, Isabelle Edwards, Kate Starbird, Emma Spiro. (2017). Centralized, Parallel, and Distributed Information Processing during Collective Sensemaking. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

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Peter Krafft, Chris Baker, Alex Pentland, and Joshua Tenenbaum. (2016). Modeling Human Ad Hoc Coordination. The Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

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Peter Krafft, Julia Zheng, Wei Pan, Nicolás Della Penna, Yaniv Altshuler, Erez Shmueli, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, and Alex Pentland. (2016). Human Collective Intelligence as Distributed Bayesian Inference. arXiv:1608.01987.


Elisa Celis, Peter Krafft, and Nathan Kobe. (2016). Sequential Voting Promotes Collective Discovery in Social Recommendation Systems. The Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM).

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Ali Nahm, Alex Pentland, Peter Krafft'. (2016). Inferring Population Preferences via Mixtures of Spatial Voting Models. The 8th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo).

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Peter Krafft, Robert Hawkins, Alex Pentland, Noah Goodman, and Joshua Tenenbaum. (2015). Emergent Collective Sensing in Human Groups. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). [Computational Modeling Prize for Best Paper on Applied Cognition]



Peter Krafft, Juston Moore, Bruce Desmarais, and Hanna Wallach. (2012). Topic-Partitioned Multinetwork Embeddings. Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS).

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Older Work

Chang Wang, Peter Krafft, and Sridhar Mahadevan. (2011). Manifold Alignment. Appearing in Manifold Learning: Theory and Applications. Taylor and Francis CRC Press.


Evan Ray, Peter Krafft, Patty Freedson, and John Staudenmayer. (2011). Novel Analytic Methods to Estimate Physical Activity from Accelerometer Data: An Opensource Web-based Tool. International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement. [Runner-up, Best Student Presented Poster].

Abstract, Poster

Peter Krafft and Sridhar Mahadevan. (2010). Feature-Preserving Embeddings for Topic Transfer. NIPS Workshop on Transfer Learning Via Rich Generative Models.

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Peter Krafft. (2010). Applying Deep Belief Networks to the Game of Go. Undergraduate Thesis.


Peter Krafft and Michael Lavine. (2009). Modeling Light in Harvard Forest. The 15th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference.

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