designs and builds stuff.

I am a software developer at Amazon Web Services.

I like to 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 software developer at Amazon Web Services, where he works on an unreleased product. Prior, Frank was at Sandia National Labs, where he researched the visualization and analysis of very large datasets. Frank received a M.S. in Computer Science focused in Human-Computer Interaction from Stanford, where he focused on design and psychology. With the Stanford Prevention Research Center, Frank researched and developed mobile interventions based on behavioral theories. He prototyped Tiny Habits and worked in the Persuasive Technology Lab with BJ Fogg. Frank wrote a Master’s thesis (advised by Eric Hekler, Abby King, BJ Fogg, and Scott Klemmer) on the design of health messages in exergaming to improve health outcomes. 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 elicit expert opinions for group decision-making.

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