Lu Xian


I am a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan, School of Information. I am advised by Abigail Jacobs.

My research interests revolve around social justice, social networks, and computational social science. I often draw on social and political theories, STS, and statistics in my research.

I am a Science Communication Fellow in 2023. I am also a researcher affliated with the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing (ESC) at Umich. In 2021-2022, I co-organized the Complex Systems Advanced Academic Workshop (CSAAW).

I came to Ann Arbor in 2019 as a master’s student in Biostatistics, School of Public Health. Previously I received a BA in Political Science and Mathematics from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where I was advised by David Blaney and Lori Ziegelmeier.


Conceptualizing Algorithmic Stigmatization
Nazanin Andalibi, Cassidy Pyle, Kristen Barta, Lu Xian, Abigail Z. Jacobs, Mark S. Ackerman CHI ‘23: Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2023

Capturing Dynamics of Time-Varying Data via Topology
Lu Xian, Lori Ziegelmeier, Henry Adams, Chad Topaz
Foundations of Data Science, 2021