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Derek Hansen


460G EB, Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

Areas of Interest

Human computer interaction (HCI), Social network analysis, Social media analytics, Serious games, Educational simulations, Citizen science, Crowd sourcing, Consumer health informatics, Cybersecurity


Derek L. Hansen is a Professor within the IT & Cybersecurity program where he teaches Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Web and Social Media Analytics, Web Development, Databases, Computing Ethics, Capstone, and Interdisciplinary Innovation Design courses. His research focuses on understanding and designing social technologies, tools, and games for the public good. He has received approximately $3 million in grants (as PI or co-PI) to help develop and evaluate novel technical interventions, games, and simulations with highly talented faculty, students, and professionals from a variety of disciplines. See his Google Scholar profile for publications.

Dr. Hansen received his Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Michigan's iSchool. He then worked at the University of Maryland's iSchool until 2011 where he was a member of the Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI). He is a co-founder of LoomVue, a language learning startup.


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