About Me

Jacob Sherson holds a joint professorship at the Departments of Management, Physics, and Cognitive Science at Aarhus University. He is the Founder and Director of the Center for Hybrid Intelligence and the game-based citizen science platform ScienceAtHome with more than 300,000 contributors.

In his interdisciplinary Center both human and algorithmic problem-solving is investigated through the lense of machine optimization, psychology, cognitive science and behavioral economics. Apart from natural and social science games, he is also investigating large-scale game-based assessment of both basic cognitive skills and 21st century skills like creativity.

Additionally, Jacob is a scientific advisor to several education technology and AI companies and organizations, advisor to both Danish government and EU parliament on AI and quantum technologies, and has been a TedX speaker (+245k views). Among other accolades, he was the winner of 2020 Falling Walls in Science and Innovation Management, 2019 Bold Award on Boldest AI + Boldest Scientific Project, 2018 Grundfos Prize and 2017 Ministerial Research Communication Prize

Jacob Sherson

2020 - 

Professor MSO

Head of Center for Hybrid Intelligence

Department of Management, Department of Cognitive Science

Aarhus University, Denmark

2017 - 

Professor MSO

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Aarhus University, Denmark

2014 - 2016

Associate Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Aarhus University, Denmark

Awards & Recognition


Falling Walls Breakthrough of the Year “Innovation and Science Management” category
for 'Breaking the Wall of Hybrid Intelligence'


Bold Award

"Boldest AI" and "Boldest Scientific Project"


Grundfos Prize


Danish Ministerial Research Communication Prize (Forskningskommunikationsprisen)