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Si Chen

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

25 University Ave. | Room 142

West Chester, PA 19383

tel: 610-436-6998 | fax: 610-436-3530

About Me

I am a tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I graduated from University at Buffalo - SUNY in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Kui Ren.
My research interest broadly focuses on exploring the novel ideas and techniques to solve practical problems and security issues for mobile sensing and cyber-physical systems. In the context of mobile sensing systems, I am interested in smartphone-enabled crowdsourcing approaches that can help build large-scale information infrastructures conveniently at a very low cost. I also study cyber-physical system security from the physical layer, leveraging various related characteristics to enable inherently secure and dependable wireless communications.
In my spare time, I actively participate volunteer computing projects to power cutting-edge research in health, poverty, and sustainability:

My research on voice hacking has been featured in:

Recent publications and pre-prints

Honors and Awards


    Professional Service:
  • "Cyber Security and Trusted Computing: Network Security Technology" Session Chair for Milcom 2018
  • Session Chair for special session on Data Intensive Service-based Application (DISA), Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2019)
  • Author (Contributor) of book "Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks" (Section: Security, Privacy and Trust)
  • "Data Intensive Service-based Application (DISA)" Session Chair for SEKE 2018
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) for Milcom 2018, 2017, 2016
  • "Wireless Network Security" Session Chair for Milcom 2017
  • "IoT Device Security" Session Chair for Milcom 2016
  • Conference Reviewer for INFOCOM 2019, MobiCom'18 (External), MobiHoc'18 (External), Milcom'18, IMWUT'17 (Ubicomp), Milcom '17, ICNC'17 CIS, Milcom 2016, AsiaCCS'16, ICCCN’16, ACM CCS’15, ICDCS’15, ESORICS’15, AsiaCCS’15, Cloud’15, ICCCN’15, DBSec’15, CoudCom’15, ACM CHI’15, CloudNet’15, ISC’15, Securecomm’15, IEEE MSN’15, IPCCC’15, INFOCOM’14, ACM CCS’14, ICDCS’14, ESORICS’14, ICNP’14, AisaCCS’14, MobiHoc’14, CNS’14, CloudNet’14,DBSec’14, SecureComm’14.
  • Journal Reviewer for Mobile Networks and Applications, MDPI Sensor, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing​ (TDSC), IEEE JSAC Special Issue on “Human-In-The-Loop Mobile Networks” (JSAC-HMN), IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Special Issue of Vehicular Communications on “Vehicular Cloud Networking” (VEHCOM 2016), IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Trans. on Services Computing, IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE Security & Privacy magazine, IEEE Network Magazine, Journal of Computer Security, Journal of Mobile Communication, Computation and Information, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.
  • Web chair for the 27th IEEE Annual Computer Communications Workshop (CCW’13).
    University Service:
  • Advisor for WCU Computer Science Club (link)
  • Coach for ACM ICPC Programming Competition. (link)
  • Co-Advisor for Bin Lu Women in Computer Science Club (link)


    Fall 2018:
  • View My Fall 2018 classes [Link]
    Spring 2018:
  • CSC 495/583: Advanced Topics in Computer Security [Course Website]