Luis von Ahn

Luis von Ahn (born 1979) is a Guatemalan MacArthur fellowship recipient entrepreneur, associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, and co-founder and CEO of Duolingo.[1] He also founded the company reCAPTCHA, which was sold to Google in 2009.[2]

Presentations and interviewsEdit

This is a sampling of presentations and interviews delivered by Luis von Ahn over the years.

News articles Edit

  • Meeting the US president[4]
  • Meeting Bill gates[5]

Awards Edit

  • MacArthur fellowship [6]
  • ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award [7]

Publications Edit

  • Luis von Ahn:Duolingo: learn a language for free while helping to translate the web. IUI 2013: 1-2
  • Thomas W. Malone, Luis von Ahn:Collective Intelligence 2012: Proceedings. CoRR abs/1204.2991 (2012) 2011
  • Edith Law, Luis von Ahn:Human Computation. Synthesis Lectures on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2011 [contents]
  • Edith Law, Luis von Ahn: Book announcement: Human Computation. SIGecom Exchanges 10(3): 3-4 (2011)
  • Luis von Ahn: Three human computation projects. SIGCSE 2011: 691-692
  • Severin Hacker and Luis von Ahn. Matchin: Eliciting User Preferences with an Online Game. ACM Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009. pp 1207-1216.
  • Edith Law and Luis von Ahn. Input-Agreement: A New Mechanism for Collecting Data Using Human Computation Games. ACM Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009. pp 1197-1206.
  • Luis von Ahn, Ben Maurer, Colin McMillen, David Abraham and Manuel Blum. reCAPTCHA: Human-Based Character Recognition via Web Security Measures. Science, September 12, 2008. pp 1465-1468.
  • Luis von Ahn and Laura Dabbish. General Techniques for Designing Games with a Purpose. Communications of the ACM, August 2008. pp 58-67.
  • Luis von Ahn. Games With A Purpose. IEEE Computer Magazine, June 2006. pp 96-98.
  • Luis von Ahn, Ruoran Liu and Manuel Blum. Peekaboom: A Game for Locating Objects in Images. ACM Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2006. pp 55-64.
  • Luis von Ahn, Mihir Kedia and Manuel Blum. Verbosity: A Game for Collecting Common-Sense Knowledge. ACM Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI Notes 2006. pp 75-78.
  • Luis von Ahn, Shiry Ginosar, Mihir Kedia and Manuel Blum.Improving Accessibility of the Web with a Computer Game. ACM Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI Notes 2006. pp 79-82.
  • Luis von Ahn, Nicholas Hopper and John Langford. Covert Two-Party Computation. Symposium on the Theory of Computing (STOC) 2005. pp 513-522.
  • Luis von Ahn and Nicholas Hopper. Public-Key Steganography. Advances in Cryptology, Eurocrypt 2004. pp 323-341.
  • Luis von Ahn and Laura Dabbish. Labeling Images with a Computer Game. ACM Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2004. pp 319-326.
  • Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum and John Langford. Telling Humans and Computers Apart Automatically. Communications of the ACM, February 2004. pp 56-60.
  • Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas Hopper and John Langford. CAPTCHA: Using Hard AI Problems for Security.Advances in Cryptology, Eurocrypt 2003. pp 294-311.
  • Nicholas Hopper, John Langford and Luis Von Ahn. Provably Secure Steganography. Advances in Cryptology, CRYPTO 2002. pp 77-92.

Question and answer sessionsEdit

See also Edit


  1. Duolingo: Press. Retrieved 2015-03-27.
  2. Google acquires Luis von Ahn's company, ReCAPTCHA. (September 2009). Retrieved on 2012-05-13.

External linksEdit

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