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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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    MapRecorder: analysing real-world usage of mobile map applications

    Savino, G. L., Sturdee, M., Rundé, S., Lohmeier, C., Hecht, B., Prandi, C., Nunes, N. J. & Schöning, J., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Behaviour and Information Technology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • How do people change their technology use in protest? Understanding “protest users”

    Li, H., Vincent, N., Tsai, J., Kaye, J. & Hecht, B., Nov 2019, In : Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. 3, CSCW, 87.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Measuring the importance of user-generated content to search engines

    Vincent, N., Johnson, I., Sheehan, P. & Hecht, B., Jan 1 2019, p. 505-516. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Teaching UI design at global scales: A case study of the design of collaborative capstone projects for MOOCs

    Cheng, H. F., Yu, B., Fu, S., Zhao, J., Hecht, B., Konstan, J., Terveen, L., Yarosh, S. & Zhu, H., Jun 24 2019, Proceedings of the 6th 2019 ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, L@S 2019. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, (Proceedings of the 6th 2019 ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, L@S 2019).

    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 2019, In : ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems. 9, 2-3, 12.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle