headshotI’m a doctoral student in Human Centered Computing at Georgia Tech. I work in the Social Dynamics and Well Being lab and am advised by Munmun De Choudhury. My research uses computational methods to understand deviant online communities, specifically methods to assess their health and well-being. My community of interest at the moment is pro-eating disorder, a group that believes eating disorders are an acceptable alternative lifestyle rather than a dangerous mental illness.

Previously, I was at the University of Virginia (wahoowa) and Georgetown University (Masters).

Contact me: I’m interested in chatting about opportunities in the social computing research space. Please email me at schancellor3 [at] gatech [period] edu to chat.s

You can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn, though I’m pretty quiet on both these days.

In addition to my academic interests, I’m also passionate about debate and oratory (especially high school debate), powerlifting, and cooking.


2/9/2018: Grateful and excited that my paper from my MSR internship, “Measuring Employment Demand Using Internet Search Data”, has won a CHI Best Paper Honorable Mention! The camera ready is uploaded to my Publications page, if you’re interested in a read.

12/18/2017: I was named a Snap Research Fellow for 2017. Thank you Snap!

12/12/2017: Very excited that my two papers were accepted to CHI 2018! The pre-prints will be ready soon, but in the meantime, here are the paper titles:

Norms Matter: Contrasting Social Support Around Behavior Change in Online Weight Loss Communities”. with Andrea Hu and Munmun De Choudhury.

“Measuring Employment Demand Using Internet Search Data” with Scott Counts from MSR.

I’ve also been accepted to the CHI 2018 Doctoral Consortium!

8/4/2017: I presented a poster about the ethics of individualized mental wellness predictions at the CLPsych workshop hosted by ACL this year. Got some great feedback from a really welcoming community.

2/7/2017: I’m excited that I’ll be spending summer in Seattle for an internship at Microsoft Research with Scott Counts. Looking forward to the PNW weather (in summer, of course).

12/20/2016: I’m excited that one of my papers was accepted at CHI 2017!  I’ll also be traveling to CSCW 2017 in February.

11/27/2016: I’m honored to be selected as a Foley Scholar Finalist for the GVU Center at Georgia Tech. I was also featured in an article by the College of Computing about powerlifting female PhD students!

5/13/2016: I presented two of my papers at CHI 2016 – a link to them is available on my Publications page. In addition, I’ve accepted a Research Intern position at Yahoo! for the summer.

1/8/2016: Two of my papers about eating disorder communities were accepted to CHI 2016!

In addition, I’m thrilled that both of our papers – “#thyghgapp: Instagram Content Moderation and Lexical Variation in Pro-Eating Disorder Communities” and “Quantifying and Predicting Mental Illness Severity in Online Pro-Eating Disorder Communities” received Honorable Mention awards at CSCW 2016!

10/8/2015: My two first-authored papers were accepted to CSCW 2016! The pre-print versions are available on my Research page. I’m excited to travel to the West Coast in February.