Two Paragraphs About Me

I am a Principal Researcher at Nokia. I spend most of my time looking at people's interactions with an ecology of novel mobile and wearable technologies. In general, my research interests are in Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). I enjoy building new applications and systems; my curiosity also drives me to study how people interact and use these and other technical systems.

I have a PhD in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine, a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and Bachelor's degrees in Cogntive Science and in Computer Science from UC San Diego. Other notable pieces of paper include a class one paragliding license, a certification for open water diving, and a certificate of completion of "Sailing: For the Fun of It."

Recent Publications

Lyons, K., Nguyen, D.H., Ashbrook, D., & White, S. (2012). Facet: A Multi-segment Wrist Worn System. Paper presented at the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA. [doi]

Escobedo, L., Nguyen, D.H., Boyd, L., Hirano, S.H., Rangel, A., Garcia, D., Tentori, M., & Hayes, G.R. (2012). MOSOCO: A Mobile Assistive Tool to Support Children with Autism Practicing Social Skills in Real-Life Situations. Paper presented at the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012).

Nguyen, D.H., Bedford, A., Bretana, A., & Hayes, G.R. (2011). Situating the Concern for Information Privacy through an Empirical Study of Responses to Video Recording. Paper presented at the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011). [doi]

Hayes, G.R., Hirano, S., Marcu, G., Monibi, M., Nguyen, D.H., and Yeganyan, M. (2010). Interactive Visual Supports for Children with Autism. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 14(7): 663-680. October 2010. [doi]

Hirano, S.H., Yeganyan, M.T., Marcu, G., Nguyen, D.H., Boyd, L.A., & Hayes, G.R. (2010). vSked: Evaluation of a System to Support Classroom Activities for Children with Autism. Paper presented at the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010). Atlanta, GA. [doi]

Nguyen, D.H., Marcu, G., Hayes, G.R., Truong, K.N., Scott, J., Langheinrich, M., & Roduner, C. (2009). Encountering SenseCam: Personal Recording Technologies in Everyday Life. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2009). [doi]

Nguyen, D.H., & Hayes, G.R. (2010). Information Privacy in Institutional and End-User Tracking and Recording Technologies. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 14(1): 53-72. January 2010.[doi]

Shih, P.C., Nguyen, D.H., Hirano, S., Redmiles, D.F., & Hayes, G.R. (2009). GroupMind: Supporting Brainstorming through a Collaborative Mind-mapping Tool. Paper presented at the International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2009). [doi]