Jay Chen - Research - Teaching

Senior Researcher
International Computer Science Institute
1947 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704
jchen AT icsi.berkeley.edu


August 31, 2021
Speaking at the Sustainable ICT summer school about LIMITS/Sustainability and Development.
March 23, 2021
Spoke at the X4D virtual lecture series about Sustainability and Development.
Jan 23, 2021
Karamad: A Voice-based Crowd-sourcing Platform for Under-served Populations accepted to CHI 2021 in Yokohama, Japan.
August 31, 2020
Moved to ICSI.
Dec 12, 2019
An Empirical Comparison of Technologically Mediated Advertising in Under-connected Populations accepted to CHI 2020 in Honolulu, USA.
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.
I am a senior researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI). My work focuses on human-computer interaction and networked systems applied to societal problems. Much of my previous work is in the area of information and communication technologies for development (ICTD). I've recently been focusing on designing pluralistic online platforms (e.g. Stencil) and practical sustainability (e.g. Edible Fire Breaks to help mitigate the California wildfires).

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


I am always interested in working with 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 jchen AT icsi.berkeley.edu.