Frank Chen

Explorer, Software Architect, Behavior Designer

I write, read, and tweet.


I learn how people use their technologies and design new ways to connect them with what they want to do. I create technologies to connect us with purpose in everyday activities to positively influence our mind, body, and relationships.

Frank actively looks for adventures involving interesting places, spicy foods and bold coffee. He stays sane with power naps and long distance running.


Frank Chen is a Forward Deployed Engineer at Palantir Technologies. He focuses on creating world class products to transform how organizations use data. Frank has worked in healthcare, energy and consumer packaged goods with Palantir. Prior, Frank led a front-end team to launch AWS WorkDocs, the first multi-platform service at Amazon Web Services. At Sandia National Labs, Frank researched visualization and analysis tools for very large datasets. He received a M.S. in Computer Science focused in Human-Computer Interaction from Stanford. Frank's thesis studied how the design / psychology of exergaming interventions might produce effective health outcomes. With the Stanford Prevention Research Center, Frank developed mobile health interventions based on behavioral theories. He prototyped Tiny Habits with BJ Fogg and worked in the Persuasive Technology Lab. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from UCLA. Frank researched networked systems and image processing with the Center for embedded Networked Systems. With the Rand Corporation, he built systems to support group decision-making.

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