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 am also affiliated with the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), and the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST).

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.


Synestouch - Haptic + Audio Design for Wearable Devices
P. Paredes, R. Ko, A. Aghaseyedjavadi, L. Bäbler, J. Canny, J. Chuang. Proceedings of 6th Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interactions (ACII 2015), September 2015.

Caviar and Yachts: How Your Purchase Data May Come Back to Haunt You
B. Johnson, P. Laskowski, T. Maillart, J. Chuang, and N. Christin. 14th Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS'15), June 2015.

May 2015: Release of 2nd synchronized brainwave recordings dataset and software

March 2015: Release of 1st synchronized brainwave recordings dataset and software

The Virtuous Circle of Wikipedia: Recursive Measures of Collaboration Structures
M. Klein, T. Maillart, J. Chuang. 18th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW'15), March 2015.

Improving Physiological Signal Classification Using Logarithmic Quantization and a Progressive Calibration Technique
N. Merrill, T. Maillart, B. Johnson, J. Chuang. 2nd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS'15), February 2015.

January 30 2015: Co-chairing the 1st Workshop on Wearable Security and Privacy

December 15 2014: Project Showcase for INFO 290 course Sensors, Humans, Data, Apps

My Thoughts are Not Your Thoughts: Robustness of Brainwave Signal Authentication Against Impersonation Attacks
B. Johnson, T. Maillart, J. Chuang. Workshop on Usable Privacy & Security for wearable and domestic ubIquitous DEvices (UPSIDE'14), ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'14), September 2014.

One-Step Two-Factor Authentication with Wearable Bio-Sensors
J. Chuang. Workshop on "Who are you?! Adventures in Authentication" (WAY'14), 10th USENIX Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS'14), July 2014.

Government Surveillance and Incentives to Abuse Power
P. Laskowski, B. Johnson, T. Maillart, J. Chuang. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS’14), June 2014.

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.


Current and Past Doctoral Students and Postdocs


Contact Information

Office: 303A South Hall (directions)
Office hours: Wednesdays 3-4pm (Spring 2015)
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).