Researcher: Anders Drachen

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Anders Drachen, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University in Copenhagen.

Data Science, Game Analytics, Behavioral Profiling

Anders Drachen, Ph.D. is a veteran Data Scientist, currently operating as Associate Professor at Aalborg University (Denmark), as well as an independent analytics consultant for the industry. His work in the game industry as well as in data and game science is focused on game analytics, business intelligence for games, game data mining, game user experience, industry economics, business development and game user research. His work is carried out in collaboration with companies spanning the industry, from big publishers to indies. He writes about analytics for game development on His writings can also be found on the pages of trade publications such as Game Developer Magazine, and His research has been covered by international media, including Wired and Forbes. He is one of the most published experts worldwide on the topic of game analytics, user research, game data mining, and user profiling, and an editor of Game Analytics – Maximizing the Value of Player Data, a compendium of insights from more than 50 top experts in industry and research. He is a former member of the board of the International Game Developers Association Special Interest Group on Game User Research. His research work was recognized with a best paper award at the largest media conference in Northern Europe, MindTrek, in 2009. He has organized several international conferences and workshops and served on dozens of conference committees. He is a former Lead Analyst for SaaS provider Game Analytics.

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