Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen is a born-and- bred Aucklander with Taiwanese heritage. He has interests in evidence-informed policy, science and technology communication, civics education and immigration. With the rest of his time, he is a PhD candidate in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Auckland, investigating embedded vision with surveillance and robotics applications.

Apr 12, 2021

The Contact Tracer app just got gamified. Here's what that means for you

From swirly award icons and live stats to a flashlight prompt, what's changed, and why?

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Apr 29, 2020

Covid-19: The tough questions on a digital contact-tracing app

To start with: how likely are mistakes, what about privacy, and will the right people actually use it?

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Jun 15, 2017

Please don't say 'real Kiwi’: How to talk about immigration without being a dick

As immigration returns to centre-stage in election year, politicians, the media and everyone else need to take serious stock of the language being used, writes Andrew Chen

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