Welcome. I’m Jenna Cryan ( yes, like I’m crying ). Just over 28 years ago my life began on the sandy shores of Orange County in Southern California. After high school graduation, I moved north to attended university at University of California, Santa Barbara. I spent 5 glorious years in paradise until June 2017 when I completed my BS/MS in Computer Science. After graduation, I moved, along with my advisors, Ben Zhao + Heather Zheng and everyone in SAND lab to the University of Chicago in the windy city. For the past few years, I’ve had the privilege of working with many brilliant scholars, researching topics related to social computation, machine learning, data mining, and more. My research focuses generally on human-computer interaction and data-driven analysis of user behavior. I plan to defend my thesis in Spring 2023, with a focus on measuring and mitigating bias in text and speech.

Some things I love–

  • learning
  • traveling
  • reading
  • baking
  • puzzles
  • outdoors
  • music ( ahh so much love for music ! )
  • some of the finer things in life..
    • good dinners
    • nice wine
    • of course fun, new technology :)