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Welcome! For the most up-to-date information on my academic work, please see my Berkeley Webpage.

You can download a copy of my CV here (pdf).


Steven Weber and Richmond Y Wong. (2017). The new world of data: Four provocations on the Internet of Things. First Monday 22(2).

Richmond Y. Wong and Deirdre K. Mulligan. (2016). These Aren’t the Autonomous Drones You’re Looking for: Investigating Privacy Concerns Through Concept Videos. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction 5(3).

Richmond Y. Wong and Deirdre K. Mulligan. (2016). When a Product Is Still Fictional: Anticipating and Speculating Futures through Concept Videos. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '16).

Richmond Y. Wong and Steven J. Jackson. (2015). Wireless Visions: Infrastructure, Imagination, and US Spectrum Policy. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 105-115.

Awards and Fellowships

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2016 - Present

The Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley 2014 - 2016



University of California Berkeley, School of Information Current
Berkeley, CA
• Ph.D Student in Information Management and Systems

Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences May 2014
Ithaca, NY
• B.A. summa cum laude in Science & Technology Studies, and cum laude in Information Science, focus in Human Computer Interaction
• Honors thesis, "Wireless Visions: Sharing: Creating and Contesting Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Electromagnetic Spectrum"
• Phi Beta Kappa Society, Dean’s List all semesters, GPA 4.06

Fulbright Summer Institute (Scholarship), Roehampton University 2011
London, United Kingdom
• Participated in a selective one-month cultural exchange program with 11 other American students
• Completed a course entitled “Questioning Citizenship” and produced several academic blog entries and a 10 minute documentary on education and citizenship.

Work and Experience

January 2016 - May 2016 Graduate Student Instructor (Teaching Assistant) - Social and Organizational Issues of Information
With Professor Jenna Burrell, UC Berkeley School of Information
• Graded weekly writing assignments, final projects, and held office hours with students during the semester

Research Assistant, Information Science January 2014 – May 2014
Professor Phoebe Sengers, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Explored methods to integrate early-stage design research with ethnography as a way to develop, communicate, and explore the implications of analytic insight into the relationship and culture.
• Used design workbooks and speculative design to explore values, consequences, and assumptions surrounding technology and modernization & development.
• Explored a set of designs and questions related to technologies and perceptions of time.

August 2013 – December 2013,
August 2012 – December 2012,
August 2011 – December 2011
Teaching Assistant, Introductory Design and Programming for Web
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Teach a weekly section of 18 students in the course, covering HTML5, CSS, PHP, user testing, responsive design, and and web design principles.
• Created teaching section plans on user testing and creating forms with HTML and PHP, and several demos, communicating with other teaching assistants through meetings and a wiki, working up to 8 hours a week.
• Mentor 5 groups of 3 to 4 students in a project involving finding clients, completing user testing, designing, and implementing websites.
• Quickly grade and provide feedback on students’ code, design, and written work each week.

Research Assistant, Computer Human Interaction Mobile Privacy Security Lab May 2013 – August 2013
Prof. Jason Hong, Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Researched the effectiveness of several types of interfaces that try to connect mobile app behaviors to users’ privacy concerns.
• Led the effort in prototyping and exploring design ideas, eventually coding mockups of three types of interfaces, and developing a user study to test them.
• Analyzed data from Mechanical Turk user studies using SPSS statistics software, and contributed writing for a CHI research paper.

Research Assistant, Information Science September 2012 – May 2013
Professor Steven Jackson, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Research policy surrounding innovation in and access to broadband internet, investigating U.S. spectrum policy, community broadband initiatives, new broadband technologies, and the role of physical and human infrastructure, particularly in underserved areas.
• Compose sections of research papers, and analyze and synthesize arguments of related research for up to 8 hours per week.

Intern, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy June 2012 – August 2012
Executive Office of the President, The White House, Washington, DC
• Oversaw the staging of several award ceremonies presented by the President, Vice President, and Federal agency heads.
• Initiated draft documents of Presidential letters to science award winners, composed drafts of inter office memos, and proposed new web page designs and text for information regarding Presidential level science awards, working over 40 hours per week.
• Researched sources, proofread, and synthesized background material for the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST), including the Federal spectrum, U.S. Research Enterprise, Agricultural Preparedness, and Networking & Information Technology Research and Development reports.
• Processed logistical and press information for award and report release events, and compiled press coverage of PCAST reports using Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office.

Intern, Digital Department, Endemol USA June 2011 – August 2011
West Hollywood, CA
• Conducted brand, internet, viral, and social marketing research and analysis for the release of a mobile game application.
• Researched talent and locations for web series the company produced or advised. Interned 20 hours per week.

Undergraduate Research, Information Science January 2011 – June 2011
With Professor Phoebe Sengers, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Conducted human computer interaction research by contributing interface design ideas following the concepts of calm and slow technologies to create and program a calendar application to encourage people to reflect on their activities.
• Implemented a version of the visual interface using CSS through Microsoft Visual Studio.
• Drafted interview protocols for interviews regarding users’ time management and organization practices.

Website Programmer, Designer, and Webmaster June 2009 – Present
Rincon Intermediate School, Santana High School – Rowland Unified School District, CA
• Created and designed Rincon school website using self-taught HTML, CSS, PHP skills. Currently manage Santana High School website.
• Communicate with school administration and faculty for updates and adapt to a varying work schedule of up to 5 hours per week.


Executive Chairperson, Cornell University Program Board December 2012 - December 2013
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Led approximately 50 group members of the Cornell University Program Board in selecting talent for, promoting and producing, major entertainment and lecture events, including singer John Legend and comedian Joel McHale, managing a yearly budget of over $100,000.
• Presided over weekly meetings, and troubleshoot any problems during events, including helping audience members, coordinating with crewheads, assisting ushering, security, and ticket taking crews when needed, and providing other production needs.
• Communicated with other campus organizations and the Student Assembly Appropriations Committee regarding funding and co-sponsorship opportunities.
• Adapted to multiple projects and responsibilities on short deadlines for about 10 hours per week.

Cornell Class of 2014 Convocation Committee Member April 2012 - May 2014
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Served with approximately 40 other committee members, collectively representing the roughly 3000 students in the class of 2014.
• Participated in discussions and activities in the selections process of finding a Convocation speaker for the Class of 2014, actor and comedian Ed Helms.

Promotions Chairperson, Cornell University Program Board January 2012 – December 2012
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Designed posters using Photoshop to promote events featuring talent including comedians John Oliver and Seth Meyers, and actor Joseph-Gordon Levitt, selling out shows of 1,200 audience members, adapting to multiple projects and responsibilities on short deadlines for about 8 hours per week.
• Coordinated press access to events and presided over ushering crews of about 20 members for audiences of up to 1,200 people.

Project Head, eDenice January 2011 – May 2011
Student Innovation Group, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Developed a Twitter-like event-planning website using self-taught MySQL database knowledge.
• Communicated frequently with Executive Board, general body, and project team members, incorporated feedback into website updates, and oversaw marketing team and met deadlines.


See samples on my Behance Profile

App Privacy Website Summer 2013
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Developed a high-fidelity mockup of a website to display and visualize privacy information about apps using Balsamiq, then deployed with Bootstrap, PHP, MySQL and the D3.js library.

Aisle x Aisle, INFO 3450 (Human Computer Interaction Design) Project Fall 2012
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Prototyped an iPhone shopping app interface using Axure, in an iterative process, with 2 other team members.
• Created scenarios, gathered and analyzed qualitative and quantitative background data, wrote reports at numerous design stages.
• Completed heuristic evaluations, cognitive “jog-throughs,” and user testing throughout various interface iterations.

Canadians at Cornell, INFO 2300 (Intermediate Web Programming & Design) Project Spring 2012
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Designed and coded a club website with three other team members, using PHP, MySQL, CSS, jQuery, AJAX, and XHTML.
• Developed a photo gallery and user database administrator system using PHP and MySQL.
• Utilized the Facebook API to pull club members’ profile information into the website.

Other Activities

Arts & Sciences Peer Advisor 2011 - Present
College of Arts & Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Advise and mentor a group of approximately 20 first-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences, providing a student perspective on academics and college life.
• Meet with students in several sessions during their first week and over the course of their first year.

Wind Symphony Clarinetist, CU Winds 2010 - Present
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Perform as a member of the CU Winds Wind Symphony at 4 concerts each academic year, practicing and rehearsing at least 4 hours per week.