David Hachen

Contact Information

hachen David Hachen
Associate Professor
Flanner 747, Nieuwland 384g



Research interests

Social networks, labor markets, social stratification & mobility, organizations, work and occupations, and research methods and statistics.

Select publications

Troy Raeder, Omar Lizardo, Nitesh V. Chawla and David Hachen. ”Predictors of Tie Decay in a Large-Scale Communication Network: A Machine Learning Approach.” Social Networks (forthcoming)
Hachen, David (co-authored with Michael Davern).  2006. “The Role of Information and Influence in Social Networks:  Examining the Association Between Social Network Structure and Job Mobility.” American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 65 (2):269-293
Hachen, David (co-authored with Brian Conway). 2005. “Attachments, Grievances, Resources, and Efficacy:  The Determinants of Tenant Association Participation Among Public Housing Tenants.” Journal of Urban Affairs. 27 (1):25-52



David Hachen is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) at the University of Notre Dame.  His current research focuses on the dynamic analysis of social networks using cellular telephone call log data, with a specific focus on disentangling tie strength, reciprocity, degree assortativity, and embeddedness using weighted-edge graphs.  Working with computer scientists and engineers, Dr.  Hachen is designing and studying virtual organizations for crowdsourcing as part of the Open Sourcing the Design of Civil Infrastructure(OSD-CI) project.  Dr. Hachen is also beginning a study of social networks and the diffusion of tastes among college students.  Dr. Hachen is the author of an innovate introduction to sociology textbook, Sociology in Action: Cases for Critical and Sociological Thinking (Sage, 2001) which uses decision cases to activate student learning.