Bo Chen

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931

Office: Rekhi 301
PHONE: 906.487.3149
FAX: 906.487.2283
E-mail: bchen at mtu.edu
Security and Privacy (SnP) Lab


About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Michigan Technological University. I lead the Security and Privacy (SnP) lab at Michigan Tech. I did my postdoc in Pennsylvania State University (2015 - 2016, with Prof. Peng Liu) and Stony Brook University (2014 - 2015, with Prof. Radu Sion). I received my Ph.D. in 2014 from the Department of Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Reza Curtmola. My current research is focused on applied cryptography and data security. I am dedicated to investigating novel techniques to protect sensitive data in mobile devices/flash storage media and cloud infrastructures. I am also interested in designing novel techniques to ensure security and privacy of big data.

I am looking for highly motivated PhD students who are interested in solving real-world security and privacy problems or building secure systems (supported as RA/TA). Shoot me an email!!!

News


2018: We got one paper accepted to ACM CODASPY 2019, with acceptance rate 23.5% (NEW).
2018: During Summer 2018, I was visiting a few International University and gave talks about flash memory security there: Tsinghua University, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan University, Sichuan University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, etc. (NEW).
2018: Undergraduate student Alex Larkin from our team placed 36th out of 3,350 players in the Spring 2018 NCL (National Cyber League) cybersecurity competition. Congrats, Alex!
2018: I was invited to serve on the program committee of a few academic conferences: IEEE CNS '18, IEEE MASS '18, IEEE ICC '18, IEEE SSCI '18.
2018: Our paper "MobiCeal: Towards Secure and Practical Plausibly Deniable Encryption on Mobile Devices" has been accepted to be published in DSN '18, with acceptance rate 28%.
2018: Our paper "Personalized Privacy-Preserving Social Recommendation" has been accepted to be published in AAAI '18, with acceptance rate 25% .
2017: Our paper "Supporting Transparent Snapshot for Bare-metal Malware Analysis on Mobile Devices" has received Distinguished Paper Award from ACSAC '17, top 0.8% of all submissions .
2017: Our research on flash memory has been published as a new book "Solid State Storage: Principle, Architecture and Data Security", by China Machine Press, with ISBN 978-7-111-58001-0. Co-authors are from Michigan Tech and Chinese Academy of Sciences .
2017: Our paper "Supporting Transparent Snapshot for Bare-metal Malware Analysis on Mobile Devices" has been accepted to be published in ACSAC '17, one of 48 papers accepted out of 244 submissions.
2017: Our paper "DEFTL: Implementing Plausibly Deniable Encryption in Flash Translation Layer" has been accepted to be published in ACM CCS '17, one of 151 papers accepted out of 836 submissions.
2017: Our paper "Remote Data Integrity Checking with Server-Side Repair" has been accepted to be published in Journal of Computer Security.

Education

2014.08   Ph.D.    New Jersey Institute of Technology

2008.06    M.Eng.    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

2005.06    B.E.    University of Science and Technology Beijing

Research &Teaching Experience

August 2017 ~ pres.   Assistant Professor    Department of Computer Science, Michigan Technological University

June 2016 ~ July 2017   Research Assistant Professor    Department of Computer Science, University of Memphis

August 2015 ~ May 2016   Postdoctoral Scholar    College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University

September 2014 ~ August 2015   Postdoctoral Researcher    Department of Computer Science, Stony Brook University

September 2008 ~ August 2014   Research/Teaching Assistant    Department of Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology

July 2006 ~ June 2008   Research Assistant    Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Selected Publications

[DSN '18] Bing Chang, Fengwei Zhang, Bo Chen, Yingjiu Li, Wen Tao Zhu, Yangguang Tian, Zhan Wang, and Albert Ching. MobiCeal: Towards Secure and Practical Plausibly Deniable Encryption on Mobile Devices. The 48th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN '18), June 2018 (Acceptance rate: 28%)

[AAAI '18] Xuying Meng, Suhang Wang, Kai Shu, Jundong Li, Bo Chen, Huan Liu, and Yujun Zhang. Personalized Privacy-Preserving Social Recommendation. The Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI '18), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, February 2018 (Acceptance rate: 25%)

[ACSAC '17] Le Guan, Shijie Jia, Bo Chen, Fengwei Zhang, Bo Luo, Jingqiang Lin, Peng Liu, Xinyu Xing, and Luning Xia. Supporting Transparent Snapshot for Bare-metal Malware Analysis on Mobile Devices. 2017 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC '17), Orlando, Florida, USA, December 2017 (Acceptance rate: 19.7%) (Distinguished Paper Award)

[CCS '17] Shijie Jia, Luning Xia, Bo Chen, and Peng Liu. DEFTL: Implementing Plausibly Deniable Encryption in Flash Translation Layer. 2017 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS '17), Dallas, Texas, USA, Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2017 (Acceptance rate: 18%)

[JoCS '17] Bo Chen and Reza Curtmola. Remote Data Integrity Checking with Server-Side Repair. Journal of Computer Security, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 537-584, 2017

[ACSAC '16] Bo Chen, Shijie Jia, Luning Xia, and Peng Liu. Sanitizing Data is Not Enough! Towards Sanitizing Structural Artifacts in Flash Media. 2016 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC '16), Los Angeles, California, USA, December 2016 (Acceptance rate: 22.8%)

[ACSAC '15] Bing Chang, Zhan Wang, Bo Chen, and Fengwei Zhang. MobiPluto: File System Friendly Deniable Storage for Mobile Devices. 2015 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC '15), Los Angeles, California, USA, December 2015 (Acceptance rate: 24.4%)

[NDSS '14] Bo Chen and Reza Curtmola. Auditable Version Control Systems. The 21th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS '14), San Diego, CA, USA, Feb. 2014 (Acceptance rate: 18.6%)

[CODASPY '13] Bo Chen and Reza Curtmola. Towards Self-Repairing Replication-Based Storage Systems Using Untrusted Clouds. The Third ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY '13), San Antonio, TX, USA, Feb. 2013 (Acceptance rate: 22.4%) (Outstanding Paper Award)

Complete Publication List

Teaching

CS 4471/5471 - Computer Security (Fall 2018)

CS 5472 - Advanced Topics in Computer Security (Spring 2018)

CS 5740 - Development of Trusted Software (Spring 2018)

Computer Science Department Cyber Security Reading Group (from Fall 2017)

Professional Services

Journal Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Transaction, ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS, known as TISSEC previously), ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), Elsevier Computers & Security, Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier Information Sciences, Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, Designs, Codes and Cryptography (Springer), Cybersecurity (Springer), MDPI Symmetry, MDPI Sensors, MDPI information, MDPI Electronics, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Network Magazine, IET Communications

Conference PC Member: IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS '18), IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS '18), IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC '19, ICC '18), IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI '18, SSCI '17), IEEE International Conference on Future Generation Communication Technologies (FGCT '17), IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom '16), International Conference on Information Science and Security (ICISS '16), 1st International Workshop on Distributed Ledger of Things (DLoT '18, in conjunction with MobiQuitous '18), The First International Workshop on Authentication Techniques (AuthTech '16, in conjunction with AsiaCCS '16), The First International Workshop on Secure Smart Systems (SSS '14, in conjunction with SecureComm '14)

External Reviewer: ICNC '19, INFOCOM '17, DSN '16, CODASPY '16, DBSec '16, SSCI '16, NDN-CCE '16, NSS '15, ICDCS '15, CCS '14, ESORICS '14, FC '13, ICDCS '13, CCS'13, CNS '13, NETCOD '12, CANS '11, Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering

Students

I am fortunate to work with the following brilliant students:
Xuying Meng (PhD, 2018, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, initial job: Research Assistant Professor in Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Zhiwei Xu (PhD, 2018, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, initial job: Assistant Professor in Inner Mongolia University of Technology)
Shijie Jia (PhD, 2017, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, initial job: Research Assistant Professor in Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Bing Chang (PhD, 2017, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, initial job: Research Fellow in Singapore Management University)
Lei Lei (PhD, 2017, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, initial job: Software Engineer in China Electronics Technology Group Corporation)
Xingjie Yu (PhD, 2015, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, initial job: Research Fellow in Singapore Management University)
Dayaram Budhathoki (MS, 2018, University of Memphis, initial job: System Admin in Google)
Sujit Shrestha (MS, 2016, University of Memphis, initial job: Systems Engineer in St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
Vinay Jain (MS, 2015, Stony Brook University, initial job: Software Engineer in VMware)
Vamsi Krishna (MS, 2015, Stony Brook University, initial job: Software Engineer in Cisco)

Honors &Awards(selected)

Distinguished Paper Award, ACSAC, 2017

Outstanding Paper Award, ACM CODASPY, 2013

CCS '12 Workshop Student Travel Grant, ACM CCS, 2012

NSF funded ICDCS '12 Travel Grant, ICDCS, 2012

CCS '11 Student Travel Grant, ACM CCS, 2011

NSF funded CCS '10 Workshop Student Travel Grant, ACM CCS, 2010

Kupfrian Fellowship, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2010

Honor Student, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2007

Honor Graduate, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2005

Principal Fellowship/National Fellowship, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2004

Principal Fellowship/National Fellowship, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2003

Third Prize in College Physics Competition for Non-Physics-Major Students, City of Beijing, 2002