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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:

Selected publications and pre-prints

Honors and Awards


    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)


    Spring 2019:
  • CSC 497/583: Advanced Topics in Computer Security -- Modern Malware Analysis [Course Website]
    Previous Course
  • CSC 495/583: Topics in Software Security [Fall 2018,Fall 2017]
  • CSC 495/583: Advanced Topics in Computer Security -- Attack/Defense, Risk Analysis and more [Spring 2018]
  • CSC 495: Cloud-assisted Mobile Sensing System [Fall 2016]