John Chuang

I am a Professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley, with an affiliate appointment in EECS. My research interests are in bio-sensory computing (brainwave authentication, human factors in wearable computing) and information economics and policy (network economics, peer production, security and privacy).

I co-direct the BioSENSE Lab, a multidisciplinary research team studying the application potentials and stewardship challenges of ubiquitous bio-sensing technologies.

I received my Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and graduated summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.


INFO 290 Sensors, Humans, Data, Apps
INFO 234 Information Technology Economics, Strategy, and Policy
INFO 290 Research Seminar on Ubiquitous Sensing
INFO 295 Doctoral Colloquium

Selected Publications
Complete List: by area, at Google Scholar, in CV

I Think, Therefore I Am: Usability and Security of Authentication Using Brainwaves [project page]
J. Chuang, H. Nguyen, C. Wang, B. Johnson. Workshop on Usable Security (USEC'13), Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC’13), April 2013.

Loci of Competition for Future Internet Architectures
J. Chuang. IEEE Communications Magazine, Special Issue on Future Internet Architectures: Design and Deployment Perspectives, July 2011.

Incentive Dynamics in Interdependent Network Security. Or: Buying a Raft and Out-Running a Bear
J. Chuang. Plenary lecture, 2nd International Conference on Game Theory for Networks (GameNets 2011), April 2011.

Secure or Insure? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Information Security Games
J. Grossklags, N. Christin, J. Chuang. 17th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008), April 2008.

Network Monitors and Contracting Systems: Competition and Innovation
P. Laskowski, J. Chuang. ACM SIGCOMM, September 2006.

Free-Riding and Whitewashing in Peer-to-Peer Systems
M. Feldman, C. Papadimitriou, J. Chuang, I. Stoica. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 24, No. 5, May 2006.

Pricing Multicast Communication: A Cost-Based Approach
J. Chuang, M. Sirbu. Telecommunication Systems, Vol. 17, No. 3, 281-297, July 2001.

Datasets and Software

Synchronized Brainwave Recordings from a Group Presented with a Common Audio-Visual Stimulus
John Chuang, Nicholas Merrill, Thomas Maillart, and Students of the UC Berkeley Spring 2015 MIDS Immersion Class, May 2015.

Synchronized Brainwave Recordings from a Group Presented with a Common Visual Stimulus
John Chuang, Nicolas Merrill, Thomas Maillart, and Students of the UC Berkeley Fall 2014 INFO290 Class, March 2015.

Current and Past Doctoral Students and Postdocs


Contact Information

Office: 303A South Hall (directions)
Fax: 510-642-5814
E-mail: <lastname>

School of Information
University of California at Berkeley
102 South Hall #4600
Berkeley, CA 94720-4600

The back of my business card (in chinese).