Mark Hansen

Mark Hansen is a professor of journalism and the director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a bicoastal collaboration between the Columbia Journalism School and the School of Engineering at Stanford University with a mission to explore the interplay between technology and story. Previously, Mark was a professor in the Department of Statistics at UCLA. In addition to his technical work, he also has an active art practice involving the presentation of data for the public. His work with the Office for Creative Research has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, the London Science Museum, and the Cartier Foundation in Paris and in permanent displays in the lobbies of the New York Times building and the Public Theater in Manhattan. Mark holds a BS in applied math from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD and MA in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.