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Karsten Theil Hansen

Duane A. Nelles Jr. Endowed Chair in Corporate Governance, Professor of Marketing

Hansen's primary research interests are applying Bayesian learning, machine learning and AI frameworks to further understanding of human behavior and markets. Professor Hansen teaches various courses in Rady's Masters of Business Analytics.
From 1999 to 2002 Hansen was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Chicago. During his graduate work he was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and the Abramson Award for Exceptional Dissertation Progress. Immediately prior to joining UC San Diego, Hansen was an associate professor of marketing at Northwestern University. While at Northwestern, he was recognized by the Marketing Science Institute as part of its Young Scholar program and served as a Kraft Research Professor. Hansen received his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University.
  • Computational Social Science
  • Bayesian Statistics/Machine Learning
  • AI