Chenyan Jia is an Assistant Professor in College of Arts, Media and Design with a joint appointment in Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. Before joining Northeastern University, she spent one year as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, co-advised by Professor Jeff Hancock and Professor Michael Bernstein. She was affiliated with Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI), Stanford Social Media Lab and Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Group. She has been working as a research associate for UT Human–AI Interaction Lab.
Her research interests lie at the intersection of mass communication and human-computer interaction. Her work has examined (a) the influence of emerging media technologies on people’s attitudes and behaviors; (b) how to design human-centered AI and how to align AI with human values; (c) how to mitigate the spread of misinformation.
Her research typically appears in mass communication journals and top-tier AI and HCI venues including New Media & Society, Mass Communication and Society, Journal of Artificial Intelligence, CSCW, ICWSM, and AAAI. Her research has been awarded the Best Paper Award at AAAI 21. Her research was supported by Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), Stanford Cyber Policy Center, and Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She was the recipient of the Harrington Dissertation Fellowship and Dallas Morning News Graduate Fellowship for Journalism Innovation. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin and her master's degree from Peking University.