Jia Xue joined, in 2018, the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work co-appointed with the Faculty of Information as an Assistant Professor after completing her research fellowship at JF Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She received her PhD from the School of Social Policy & Practice and a M.A. in Statistics from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania after she completed her law degree from Tsinghua University Law School in 2011.
Jia’s research focuses on applying computational and big data approaches to examine various facets of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Jia is the founder and PI of the Artificial Intelligence for Justice Lab, which focuses its efforts to undertake new frontier research that tackles important questions at the leading edge of computational social science, including IPV, sexual assault, data mining and information communication technology. She recently received a Connaught New Researcher Award, a Richard B. Splane Applied Social Policy and Social Innovation Fund Faculty Research Grant, SSHRC insight development grant, and a CIHR operating grant – covid-19 rapid research funding.