Executive Director, UCLA Center for Digital Behavior
Sean Young, PhD is the Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior and a Medical School Professor in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine. Sean received his PhD in Psychology and Master's in Health Services Research from Stanford University. Prior to this, Sean worked in technology and user behavior/human factors at NASA Ames Research Center and Cisco Systems, taught at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and advised various companies and start-ups. He is an internationally-recognized speaker, having presented at forums such as the European Parliament, mHealth Conference, World Congress, as well as corporations, academic institutions, and organizations.
Sean studies digital behavior, or how and why people use social media, mobile apps, and wearable devices. He helps people and businesses apply this knowledge to predict what people will do in the future (in areas like health, medicine, politics, and business) and to change what they will do in the future.
Reading Between the Tweets: How to Use Social Data to Predict Events
This class will provide an overview of the big data and predictalytics (predictive analytics) space, and how it is being used across a variety of sectors today.
The 7 Forces of Lasting Change
Why do some mobile apps get millions of repeat users while others struggle to find 100 one-time users? The answer lies in behavior change science.