About Me

My name is Jordan (he/him) and I’m a first-year PhD student in Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon advised by Haiyi Zhu :)

Before CMU, I graduated with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, where I worked with Dr. Munmun De Choudhury in the Social Dynamics and Wellbeing Lab.

My research interests lie at the intersection of critical social computing, identity, knowledge construction and marginalized communities (particularly queer and fat communities).

I’m also interested in the politics of methods: which forms of knowledge production do different audiences value, and how can that inform method selection for effective advocacy?

Research Interests: Social Computing, Identity, Human-Computer Interaction, Computational Social Science, Marginalized Communities, LGBTQ+ Communities, Fat Studies, Anonymity & Self-Disclosure

Methods: Human-Centered Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Network Science, Interviews, Participant Observation and Participatory Design

Ongoing work:

  1. Characterizing GBQ information seeking practices in online communities
  2. Fat justice in online communities

Hobbies: Running, Hiking, Vegetarian Cooking, and Punk Music


Daejin Choi, Steven A. Sumner, Kristin M. Holland, John Draper, Sean Murphy, Daniel A. Bowen, Marissa Zwald, Jing Wang, Royal Law, Jordan Taylor, Chaitanya Konjeti, Munmun De Choudhury. Development of a Machine Learning Model Using Multiple, Heterogeneous Data Sources to Estimate Weekly US Suicide Fatalities. (2020). JAMA Network Open. (Open Access Link)


Recode, How researchers are using Reddit and Twitter data to forecast suicide rates, 2020

Industry Experience

FacebookSoftware Engineer Intern (Natural Language Understanding at Facebook Reality Labs)Summer 2021
FacebookSoftware Engineer Intern (Messenger Business Ranking)Summer 2020
GoogleSoftware Engineer Intern (Dynamic Ad Insertion)Summer 2019
Systems & Technology ResearchIntern (Analysis & Decision Systems)Fall 2018
NASA JPLSystems Engineer Intern (Model-Based Systems Engineering)Summer 2018

Teaching Experience

UniversityCourse or EmployerRoleSemester
Georgia TechCS 3600: Intro to AITeaching AssistantSpring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Georgia TechCS 1100: Freshman Leap SeminarTeaching AssistantFall 2019
Georgia TechCenter for Academic SuccessTutorSpring 2017, Summer 2017,
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Georgia TechCollege of ComputingTutorFall 2017

Talks & Panels

Carnegie Mellon
Fairness, Equity, Accountability, and Transparency Reading Group
Presented and Led Discussions on “Modeling Assumptions Clash with the Real World: Transparency, Equity, and Community Challenges for Student Assignment Algorithms”September 2021
Georgia Tech
Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference
PanelistFebruary 2021
Georgia Tech
Pride Alliance
Alumni Panel
PanelistSeptember 2020
Georgia Tech
CS + Social Good
Research for Social Good Panel
ModeratorMarch 2020
Georgia Tech
CS + Social Good
Research for Social Good Panel
ModeratorFebruary 2020
Georgia Tech
CS 1100
Alumni & Graduating Senior Panel
PanelistNovember 2019
Georgia Tech
CS + Social Good
Research for Social Good Panel
ModeratorNovember 2019
Georgia Tech
CS + Social Good
Research for Social Good Panel
ModeratorMarch 2019
Georgia Tech
Pride Alliance & CS + Social Good
LGBT+ at Google
ModeratorJanuary 2019
Georgia Tech
CS + Social Good
Diversity in Tech Panel
ModeratorApril 2018


Updated CV (last edited September 2021)