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-Poly


November 30 - December 2, 2015
Co-Chairing ACM DEV.
November 8 - 11, 2015
Attending UIST.
August 17 - 21, 2015
Attending SIGCOMM.
June 27, 2015
Codo: Fundraising with Conditional Donations accepted to UIST.
June 22, 2015
Harnessing Data Loss with Forgetful Data Structures accepted to SOCC.
April 25, 2015
Adaptive Congestion Control for Unpredictable Cellular Networks accepted to SIGCOMM.
April 15, 2015
ACM DEV-6 Call for Papers online! Submissions: July 15.
April 8, 2015
Computing within Limits and ICTD accepted to LIMITS.
February 4, 2015
Speaking at NYUAD Africana Studies spring symposium.
December 8, 2014
The Persistence of Paper: A Case Study in Microfinance from Ghana accepted to ICTD.
November 5, 2014
Speaking at the AtlanticLIVE event: What's Next? Navigating Global Challenges with the Innovation Generation.
September 15, 2014
FlashPatch: Spreading Software Updates over Flash Drives in Under-connected Regions accepted to DEV.
July 23, 2014
Dissecting Web Latency in Developing Regions accepted to IMC.
June 6, 2014
Exploring Internet Security Attitudes and Practices in Urban Ghana at SOUPs!
January 24, 2014
TAQ: Enhancing Fairness and Performance Predictability in Small Packet Regimes accepted to EuroSys.
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 span systems, networking, and human-computer interaction.

I am also a research assistant professor at NYU-Poly and a member of the Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED).

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.