Chenyan Jia is a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, co-advised by Professor Jeff Hancock and Professor Michael Bernstein. She is affiliated with The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI), jointly based at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) and the Cyber Policy Center (CPC) at Stanford University. In 2023 Fall, she will be joining Northeastern University as an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism in the College of Arts, Media, and Design with a joint appointment in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. She has been working as a research associate for UT's 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 such as automated journalism and misinformation detection algorithms on people’s political attitudes and news consumption behaviors; (b) the political bias in news coverage through NLP techniques; (c) how to leverage AI technologies to reduce bias and promote democracy.
Her research typically appears in mass communication journals and top-tier AI and HCI venues including Journal of Artificial Intelligence, Mass Communication and Society, Media and Communication, CSCW, ICWSM, EMNLP, ICLR, and AAAI. Her research has been awarded the Best Paper Award at AAAI 21. 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.