About Me

My name is Jordan (he/him) and I’m a second-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 Munmun De Choudhury in the Social Dynamics and Wellbeing Lab.

My research interests lie at the intersection of social computing, culture, and marginalized communities (particularly LGBTQ+ and fat communities).

I’m broadly interested in the social construction of knowledge by (e.g., in online communities) and about (e.g., in academia or data schemas) marginalized groups. I’m also interested in the impact of “marginalization” as a growing discourse within computing.

I don’t update this site very often, so if you want to see what I’m up to I’m fairly active on both Twitter (for now) and on Mastodon

Research Interests: Social Computing, Science & Technology Studies, Critical Data Studies, Identity, Marginalized Communities, Feminism, Queer Theory, Postcolonial Studies, & Fat Studies

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

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

Publications

Sanjana Garg*, Jordan Taylor*, Mai El Sherief, Erin Kasson, Talayeh Aledavood, Raven Riordan, Nina Kaiser, Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, Munmun De Choudhury. (2021). Detecting Risk Level in Individuals Misusing Fentanyl Utilizing Posts from an Online Community on Reddit. Internet Interventions. (Open Access Link) *Co-first authors.

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. (2020). Development of a Machine Learning Model Using Multiple, Heterogeneous Data Sources to Estimate Weekly US Suicide Fatalities. JAMA Network Open. (Open Access Link)

Blog Posts

Challenges of Moderating the Metaverse, 2021

Press

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

Industry Experience

EmployerRoleSemester
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

CV

Updated CV (last edited October 2022)