About Jack Bandy

Jack Bandy is a Ph.D. candidate in Northwestern's Technology and Social Behavior program, working in the Computational Journalism Lab. His research focuses on algorithmic accountability in the context of digital media platforms (like Twitter, Apple News, and TikTok).

πŸ“² Contact Information:

Everything worthwhile is done with other people! I'm even happy to meet in person if you're in Chicagoland. The best ways to connect with me:

  • πŸ“§ Send an email to jackbandy(at)u[dot]northwestern{dot}edu
  • πŸ’¬ Follow / DM me on Twitter

I am most active on Twitter, but if you really want, you can also follow me on Medium, LinkedIn, and/or GitHub.

πŸ“£ Recent Updates:

  • December 2021: Preparing to teach next quarter! πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ«
  • October 2021: Starting a Fall internship with Twitter's META team 🐣
  • September 2021: New publication in Social Media + Society πŸ“ŠπŸ“„
  • September 2021: Presented on "The Science of Social Media Algorithms" at Uncontrolled Variables! Here's a link to my slides πŸ“½πŸŽ€
  • August 2021: Excited to serve as a board member for the AI@NU Graduate Student Group
  • July 2021: BookCorpus paper accepted to NeurIPS Datasets track! πŸ“š πŸ“„
  • July 2021: New essay for Real Life πŸ–‹
  • June 2021: Developed this new website πŸ‘»
  • May 2021: New op-ed (on police tech) in the Chicago Tribune πŸ“°
  • April 2021: New op-ed (on algorithmic transparency) in The Hill πŸ›
  • April 2021: CSCW 2021 Papers now in the official ACM Library 😎
  • March 2021: Volunteered at FAccT 2021 πŸ¦œπŸ™‚

πŸ“„ Curriculum Vitae:

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πŸ₯± Longer Bio

I was recently asked for a 100-150 word bio – here is a version of that:

Jack Bandy is a PhD candidate in the Technology and Social Behavior program at Northwestern University, where he works in the Computational Journalism Lab. His research focuses on algorithmic accountability in the context of digital media platforms (like Twitter, Apple News, and TikTok), and often combines topics in ethics, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and media studies. He also writes on topics related to technology and the public interest, with recent pieces in The Hill, Real Life Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. Before coming to Northwestern, Jack completed an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky. He has also held research positions at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.