Trustworthy Information — Fall 2022 Distinguished Lecture Series
Distinguished Lecture

Trustworthy Information Lecture Series: Jeff Hancock

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm

Jeff Hancock

Co-sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy

Jeff Hancock is a leading expert on technology’s role in deception and trust.


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Jeff Hancock is founding director of the Stanford Social Media Lab and is a professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Professor Hancock and his group work on understanding psychological and interpersonal processes in social media. The team specializes in using computational linguistics and experiments to understand how the words we use can reveal psychological and social dynamics, such as deception and trust, emotional dynamics, intimacy and relationships, and social support. Recently Professor Hancock has begun work on understanding the mental models people have about algorithms in social media, as well as working on the ethical issues associated with computational social science.

Professor Hancock is well-known for his research on how people use deception with technology, from sending texts and emails to detecting fake online reviews. His TED Talk on deception has been seen over 1 million times and he’s been featured as a guest on “CBS This Morning” for his expertise on social media. His research has been published in over 80 journal articles and conference proceedings and has been supported by funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense. His work on lying and technology has been frequently featured in the popular press, including the New York Times, CNN, NPR, CBS and the BBC.

Jeff Hancock
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If you have questions about this event, please contact Denise Simard.

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Denise Simard
Associate Director of External Relations
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Accessibility

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting, CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about mobility access in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Catherine Cronquist Browning with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7–10 days in advance of the event.

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Catherine Cronquist Browning
Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and of Equity and Inclusion
catherine@ischool.berkeley.edu
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September 27, 2022