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Mark Hansen

Former Adjunct, Class of


Courses Taught: Data

Mark Hansen is a Professor of Statistics at UCLA and a visiting researcher at the R&D group of the New York Times. He currently serves as Co-PI for the NSF-funded Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) and heads the Center for Statistical Computing, a unit within the Statistics Department at UCLA. Over the last five years, he has been exploring data collection and analysis as practiced by the general public. He is one of the architects behind Mobilize, a new high school curriculum examining how data and digital technologies interact with society. In addition to his formal statistical work, Mark also has an active art practice involving the presentation of large or complex data streams for the public. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, the
London Science Museum, the Cartier Foundation in Paris, and the lobby of the New York Times Building (permanent display) in Manhattan. Mark and his longtime collaborator Ben Rubin (EAR Studio) are currently working with the Elevator Repair Service in New York on a new piece \\\"Shuffle\\\" that debuted at the New York Public Library\\\'s centennial celebration.