Jay Chen - Research - Teaching

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

Research Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering NYU Tandon


Sept 30, 2018
Computing within Limits published in October issue of Communications of the ACM.
Sept 1, 2018
Taming the Amazon: The Domestication of Online Shopping in Bangalore, India accepted to ICTD.
April 15, 2018
Zyxt: A Network Planning Tool for Rural Wireless ISPs and Responses to Riverbank Erosion in Rural Bangladesh accepted to COMPASS.
Oct 11, 2017
The Barriers to Overthrowing Internet Feudalism accepted to Hotnets.
Aug 8, 2017
Digital Privacy Challenges with Shared Mobile Phone Use in Bangladesh accepted to CSCW.
June 30, 2017
xCache: Rethinking Edge Caching for Developing Regions accepted to ICTD.
March 31, 2017
Shelter Dynamics in Refugee and IDP Camps: Customization, Permanency, and Opportunities accepted to LIMITS.
March 31, 2017
A Study of Hashtag Activism for Raising Awareness about Riverbank Erosion in Bangladesh accepted to LIMITS.
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.
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.