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


June 3 - 6, 2016
Speaking at ICTD.
May 6 - 10, 2016
Attending HCI4D and CHI.
March 16 - 18, 2016
Attending NSDI.
February 27 - March 2, 2016
Speaking at CSCW.
January 16, 2016
printr: Exploring the Potential of Paper-based Tools in Low-resource Settings accepted to ICTD.

From Alley to Landfill: Challenges of and Design Opportunities for Cleaning Dhaka’s Communal Trash accepted to ICTD.

The Increasing Sophistication of Mobile Media Sharing in Urban India accepted to ICTD.
November 30 - December 2, 2015
Co-Chairing ACM DEV.
November 8 - 11, 2015
Speaking at 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.
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.

I am also a research assistant professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering 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.