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Hans William Alexander Hanley

Stanford University


I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Stanford University advised by Zakir Durumeric. My research focuses on techniques to understand and track the spread of disinformation, conspiracy theories, and propaganda. My work has explored topics ranging from the influence of QAnon on unreliable news websites to the impact of Russian state media on platforms like Telegram and Reddit. Prior to coming to Stanford, I earned two Master’s degrees in Computer Science and in Statistics at the University of Oxford Worcester College through the Daniel M. Sachs Scholarship. I earned my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Princeton University.