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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

I am an Associate 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 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. I am also a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM.
Over the past five years, my research focuses on studying novel cyber-physical system security, security and privacy on the smart wearable device. The research papers that I wrote have been published in highly selective research venues and made essential contributions in the cyber-physical security and mobile sensing research community, like 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 human voice security and privacy paper won the Best Student Paper award in 2017 ICDCS conference.

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 2022: I teach Malware Analysis and Database Management System in Spring 2022