Jonathan P. Chang

"That is the exploration that awaits you...charting the unknown possibilities of existence." -- Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Final-year PhD candidate, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, advised by Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

2021-23 Data Science Fellow at the Cornell Center for Social Sciences

Co-maintainer of the Cornell Conversational Analysis Toolkit

Research Interests

My research focuses on finding ways to promote healthier interactions in online communities. I approach this problem both from a technical perspective - developing new algorithms and computational models to characterize and detect behaviors that are harmful to online communities - and a social perspective - exploring how such technologies can best be leveraged to create tools and policies with a positive impact.

Concretely, I am interested in the following research questions: