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Si Chen

Associate Professor

Assistant Chair

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 practical problem-solving and security measures for mobile sensing and cyber-physical systems. I believe that smartphone-enabled crowdsourcing approaches can facilitate building large-scale information infrastructures cost-effectively. Additionally, I conduct physical layer research on cyber-physical system security to create reliable and secure wireless communications.
During the last five years, my research mainly emphasized cyber-physical system security and the privacy and security of smart wearable devices. My publications, which have been accepted into high-ranking academic journals 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, have made significant contributions to the cyber-physical security and mobile sensing research community. In 2017, my paper on human voice security and privacy won the Best Student Paper award at the ICDCS conference.
I am an IEEE Senior Member 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 Assistant Chair, 2023 - present
  • CSC Graduate Coordinator, 2020 - 2023
  • 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 Software Security and iOS Development course in Fall 2023