Mark Hansen joined the faculty at Columbia Journalism School in July of 2012 and took on the position of inaugural director of the east coast branch of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Prior to joining Columbia, he was a professor at UCLA, holding appointments in the Department of Statistics, the Department of Design Media Arts and the Department of Electrical Engineering. Hansen began his career as a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Responsive Politics, and serves on the Council for the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. He is also an Elected Member of The International Statistical Institute. Hansen holds a BS in Applied Math from the University of California, Davis, and an MA and a PhD in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been awarded eight patents and has published over 60 papers in data science, statistics and computer science.
Biography current as of February 10, 2020