Assistant Professor Jia Xue has been awarded the 2023 Ivan Sun Outstanding Young Scholar Research Award by the Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice (ACCCJ). The Award recognizes a young scholar’s outstanding scholarly contributions to the literature of criminology and criminal justice in Greater China or Chinese residents and immigrants and/or their communities overseas.
The Award Committee highlighted Xue’s expertise in the areas of interpersonal violence and the intersection of artificial intelligence with social justice, saying, “as the founder and director of the Artificial Intelligence for Social Justice Lab at the University of Toronto, she has demonstrated exceptional talent, leadership, and innovation in advancing a broad range of research, criminology included.”
Assistant Professor Jia Xue is cross-appointed with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She is the founding director of the Artificial Intelligence for Justice lab, established in 2018. The lab is dedicated to human-centered data science with missions in research and teaching. Xue’s research focuses on applying computational and AI approaches to examine various facets of intimate partner violence and sexual assault, addressing biases in AI, and studying rape myth culture and school bullying in Chinese societies.