Bernardo A. Huberman

Senior HP Fellow Director, Information Dynamics Laboratory, HP Labs

I’m interested in the dynamics of information and how it flows within networks. As part of my research we have designed and implemented a globally distributed computer network that allocates resources by auctioning off computons, bundles of cpu, storage and bandwidth. The other aspect of this work involves designing and testing in the laboratory mechanisms for discovering and aggregating that information using economic incentives. Examples are the discovery of social networks from patterns in email exchanges, the prediction of uncertain events using groups of people within a market setting, and more recently the economics of attention.