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Si Chen

Associate Professor

Graduate Coordinator

Department of Computer Science

25 University Ave. | Room 131

West Chester, PA 19383

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

About Me

As an Associate Professor in the Computer Science department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, I focus my research on exploring solutions to practical problems and security issues for mobile sensing and cyber-physical systems. My work is guided by the belief that smartphone-enabled crowdsourcing approaches can help build large-scale information infrastructures at a low cost. In addition, I study cyber-physical system security from the physical layer, aiming to enable inherently secure and dependable wireless communications.
Over the past five years, my research has focused on cyber-physical system security and security and privacy on smart wearable devices. My papers have been published in top-tier research venues and have made significant contributions to the cyber-physical security and mobile sensing research community, such as ACM SenSys (2015, Rank A++), IEEE ICDCS (2017, 2015 Rank A+), IEEE MASS (2018, Rank A), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), and IEEE IoT Journal. In 2017, one of my papers on human voice security and privacy won the Best Student Paper award at the ICDCS conference.
I am a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM.

My research on voice hacking has been featured in:

Selected publications and pre-prints

Honors and Awards


    University Service:
  • Member of the Committee for Advising Excellence (CAE) , 2021 - present
  • CSC Graduate Coordinator, 2020 - present
  • CSC Computing Coordinator / Sys Admin, 2019 - present
  • Advisor for WCU Cybersecurity Club, 2021 - 2022 [link]
  • Advisor for WCU Computer Science Club, 2017 - 2021 [link]
  • Co-Advisor for Bin Lu Women in Computer Science Club, 2017 - 2021 [link]
  • Coach for ACM ICPC Programming Competition, 2016 - 2018 [link]


    Spring 2023: I teach Modern Malware Analysis and Graduate Security Topic course in Spring 2023