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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

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Research Output 2007 2019

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

Search engines
Marketing
Economics

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

Open Access
project group
user interface
User interfaces
Teaching
chat
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

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