Contact InformationDavid Hachen
Flanner 747, Nieuwland 384g
Social networks, labor markets, social stratification & mobility, organizations, work and occupations, and research methods and statistics.
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.