Hannah Mieczkowski

Hannah Mieczkowski

PhD Candidate in Communication

Stanford University


I am a PhD Candidate in Communication at Stanford University studying media psychology. I use survey-based, experimental and text analysis methods to investigate dyadic and group dynamics, social cognition, and language use in the area of human-machine communication, with a focus on AI. I am also interested in the conceptualization and measurement of digital media use.

Feel free to contact me via email (hnmiecz@stanford.edu) or Twitter (@hnmiecz).


  • Artificial Intelligence in Social Life
  • Human Machine Communication
  • Language Production and Comprehension
  • Interpersonal Perception
  • Relationships between Social Media and Well-being


  • PhD in Communication, 2022

    Stanford University

  • MA in Communication, 2020

    Stanford University

  • BA in Psychology & BA in Linguistics, 2017

    Stony Brook University

Works Accepted and Under Review

Works denoted with an * have been accepted as a journal article, conference proceeding or conference paper.

Research Experience


Research Intern, HCI


Jun 2021 – Sep 2021 New York, NY
  • Led research projects employing methodologies such as discovery interviews, hierarchical task analysis and prototype testing to learn about user experiences in human-AI collaborative environments
  • Leveraged research insights to provide product recommendations, as well as inform short-term and long-term roadmapping
  • Collaborated with product managers, designers, engineers and subject matter experts to determine product strategy
  • Created lo-fi designs in Figma for new automated features in internal Dataminr tools, which were then built out by the engineering team

UX Research Intern


Jun 2020 – Sep 2020 Menlo Park, CA
  • Conducted in-depth interviews with users, which led to the shipment of several products for the Community Integrity teams
  • Collaborated with a team of designers, engineers, content strategists and product managers to provide solution-focused insights
  • Presented research findings to cross-functional stakeholders through long-form and short-form reports
  • Synthesized internal and external research in a literature review with recommendations for product changes

UX Researcher

PRO Unlimited @ Facebook

Jun 2019 – Jun 2020 Menlo Park, CA
  • Designed and performed cognitive testing on survey questions to measure sentiment towards Groups products
  • Analyzed behavioral and survey data to assess metrics regarding meaningful communities and continued use intentions.
  • Coded open-ended survey responses to examine textual correlates with positive and negative product experiences.

Research Assistant

PRO Unlimited @ Facebook

Jul 2018 – Nov 2018 Menlo Park, CA
  • Conducted large-scale literature reviews on motivations and consequences of using social media, as well as differences in perceptions of well-being across cultures.
  • Synthesized findings in two reviews of these topics and presented work and product recommendations to relevant stakeholders.

Doctoral Researcher

Social Media Lab, Stanford University

Sep 2017 – Present Stanford, CA
  • Managed multiple projects, working with senior scholars and mentoring undergraduate research assistants
  • Led teams of researchers in research question development, data collection and analysis, and publication
  • Presented research to interdisciplinary audiences with varying technical skill levels
  • Balanced stakeholder interests in both research and teaching settings
  • Integrated both quantitative (surveys, large-scale text analyses, experiments, meta-analyses) and qualitative (interviews) methods