Jialun “Aaron” Jiang is an information science PhD student who does research in social computing, online communities and social media using a combination of qualitative, quantitative and computational methods. He is interested in how people navigate the ambiguity that pervades our everyday lives and social relationships, and how algorithms can learn from the ways people make decisions in these uncertain situations. Aaron has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota where he was part of GroupLens. At CU Boulder, he works with Dr. Jed Brubaker in the Identity Lab, and Dr. Casey Fiesler in the Internet Rules Lab.
Ask Aaron about insensitive algorithms, community moderation, animated GIFs, anime, and Dota.