Jay Chen - Research - Teaching

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
New York University - Abu Dhabi
Office: A2-179
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Research Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering NYU Tandon


Nov 12, 2016
Money, God, and SMS: Explorations in Supporting Social Action Through a Bangladeshi Mosque accepted to CHI.
Nov 12, 2016
Infrastructure as Creative Action: Online Buying, Selling, and Delivery in Phnom Penh accepted to CHI.
Sept 9, 2016
Helping the Lone Operator in the Vast Frontier accepted to HotNets.
June 9 - 10, 2016
Presenting A Strategy for Limits-aware Computing at LIMITS.
June 3 - 6, 2016
Presenting From Alley to Landfill: Challenges of and Design Opportunities for Cleaning Dhaka’s Communal Trash at ICTD.
May 6 - 10, 2016
Attending HCIxB and CHI.
March 16 - 18, 2016
Attending NSDI.
February 27 - March 2, 2016
Presenting One LED is Enough: Catalyzing Face-to-face Interactions at Conferences with a Gentle Nudge at CSCW.
I am an assistant professor at NYU Abu Dhabi and the director of the Design Technology Lab. My research is in the area of information and communication technologies for development (ICTD), a rich seam at the intersection of technical systems and social systems. My work focuses on 'incidental interventions', technology interventions that leverage people's existing behaviors or latent aspirations in order to encourage adoption. My projects involve designing for human-computer interaction, systems building, and field deployment.

My recent papers include:
A full list of my publications is available here.


Research opportunities are available for talented PhD students, research assistants, and interns (summer or off-cycle). If you have a combination of creativity, self-motivation, and strong technical skills send your CV and a cover letter to nyuad.dtl@gmail.com.