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


July 3-5, 2019
Organizing COMPASS 2019 in Accra, Ghana.
June 10-11, 2019
Organizing LIMITS 2019 in Lappeenranta, Finland.
Dec 29, 2018
"Everyone Has Some Personal Stuff": Designing to Support Digital Privacy with Shared Mobile Phone Use in Bangladesh accepted to CHI 2019.
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.
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.