Brent Hecht

  • 1601 Citations
20072021
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Research Interests

Brent Hecht explores the intersection of human–computer interaction, geography, and big data.

Education/Academic qualification

Dual degrees in Computer Science and Geography, BA, Macalester College

Computer Science, PhD, Northwestern University

Geography, MA, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Grants 2016 2021

Innovation
Blogs
Visibility
Feedback
Semantics
Online systems
Recommender systems
Human computer interaction
economy
social media
social scientist
computer science
search engine

Research Output 2007 2019

The gendered geography of contributions to OpenStreetMap: Complexities in self-focus bias

Das, M., Hecht, B. & Gergle, D., May 2 2019, CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Toward universal spatialization through Wikipedia-based semantic enhancement

Sen, S., Beth Swoap, A., Li, Q., Dippenaar, I., Ngo, M., Pujol, S., Gold, R., Boatman, B., Hecht, B. & Jackson, B., Apr 1 2019, In : ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems. 9, 2-3, 12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Semantics
Visualization
Navigation
Neural networks
1 Citation (Scopus)

“Data Strikes”: Evaluating the effectiveness of a new form of collective action against technology companies

Vincent, N., Hecht, B. & Sen, S., May 13 2019, The Web Conference 2019 - Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2019. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 1931-1943 13 p. (The Web Conference 2019 - Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Recommender systems
Industry
2 Citations (Scopus)

Defining and predicting the localness of volunteered geographic information using ground truth data

Kariryaa, A., Johnson, I., Schöning, J. & Hecht, B., Apr 20 2018, CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI. Association for Computing Machinery, (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings; vol. 2018-April).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Distance and attraction: Gravity models for geographic content production

Thebault-Spieker, J., Halfaker, A., Terveen, L. G. & Hecht, B., Apr 20 2018, CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI. Association for Computing Machinery, (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings; vol. 2018-April).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Human computer interaction
Gravitation