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Derek Hansen

  • PhD
  • Abell Professor of Innovation
  • Brigham Young University
54

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Research Interests

Social computing mass collaboration social network analysis consumer health informatics games with a purpose mobile technologies alternate reality games citizen science

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    Jae-wook Ahn IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center

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    Sara Beauchamp-Hicks Michigan State University

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About

Derek L. Hansen is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University's Information Technology program in the School of Technology (http://it.et.byu.edu/). He is also the Information Technology Program Coordinator and Abell Professor of Innovation in the School of Technology. Dr. Hansen was formerly at the University of Maryland’s iSchool where he Directed the Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (http://casci.umd.edu) and was a member of the Human Computer Interaction Lab (http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/).

Dr. Hansen completed his PhD from the University of Michigan’s School of Information where he was an NSF-funded interdisciplinary STIET Fellow (http://stiet.si.umich.edu/) focused on understanding and designing effective online socio-technical systems.

His research falls in the area of user experience design, with an emphasis on social media analytics, mass collaboration, games for change, alternate reality games, citizen science, and consumer health informatics. One line of research is focused on helping analysts make sense of the mass of social data available through social media sites. He is currently working with the Social Media Research Foundation to further develop NodeXL, a network analysis and visualization tool that runs in Microsoft Excel, along with training materials for social media analysts. Another line of research applies those methods to understand best practices for supporting mass collaboration in medical, scientific, and entertainment domains. Finally, Dr. Hansen is involved with designing novel tools and activities that take advantage of the unique properties of information technologies. These include alternate reality games that promote STEM learning, "collection recommender systems," a novel "veiled viral marketing" technique that uses social networking applications (i.e., Facebook) to anonymously disseminate information about stigmatized illnesses through friendship networks, games like "Odd Leaf Out" and "Floracaching" that encourage citizen scientists to help make sense of images of plant species, and methods to predict the political tendencies of Twitter account Followers.

Publications

Action Brokering for Civic Engagement: A Case Study of ACTion Alexandria

Koepfler J, Hansen D, Jaeger P, Bertot J

Governance in the Information Era: Theory and Practice of Policy Informatics (2015)

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How to use NodeXL

Hansen D, Smith M

Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on Approach (2015)

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Information Technology Research in the Academy: Insights from Theses and Dissertations

Kim S, Hansen D, Helps R

Proceedings of the Research in Information Technology (2015)

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Stigma's Effect on Social Interaction and Social Media Activity

Boudewyns V, Himelboim I, Hansen D, Southwell B

Journal of Health Communiation (2015)

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A method for computing political preference among Twitter followers

Golbeck J, Hansen D

Social Networks (2014)

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Professional experience

Abell Professor of Innovation

Brigham Young University

September 2014 - Present

Associate Professor

Brigham Young University

September 2014 - Present

Brigham Young University David M Kennedy Center for International Studies

Present

Assistant Professor

Brigham Young University

August 2011 - August 2014 (3 years)

Director

Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information

August 2008 - July 2011 (2 years 11 months)

Assistant Professor

iSchool/University of Maryland

August 2007 - July 2011 (3 years 11 months)

Education history

University of Michigan School of Information

PhD

August 2001 - August 2007 (6 years)

Brigham Young University

Honors in Economics

September 1993 - August 1998 (4 years 11 months)