Major congratulations are due to Mark Hansen (pictured), a statistics professor at UCLA. He just landed one of plummest assignments in U.S. journalism academia.
Hansen has relocated to New York to oversee the east coast half of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a new joint venture between Columbia’s Journalism School and Stanford University’s School of Engineering. From a report in school newspaper the Columbia Spectator:
As director, Hansen will conduct research, award fellowships and grants, and teach journalism courses that integrate data, algorithms, and computation.