Derek Hansen

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Dr. Derek L. Hansen is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology within Brigham Young University's Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. His research and teaching focus on ways to harness the power of social media technologies to help virtual and real-world communities meet their goals. Specifically, he works on designing novel methods, technologies, and social strategies for making sense of social media datasets and encouraging volunteer participation in socially beneficial endeavors in areas including citizen science, consumer health informatics, and local citizen engagement.