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


About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Michigan Technological University. 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, cloud infrastructures, networks, and big data infrastructures.
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


2017: Our paper "Supporting Transparent Snapshot for Bare-metal Malware Analysis on Mobile Devices" has received Outstanding Paper Award from ACSAC '17, top 0.8% of all submissions (NEW).
2017: Our paper "Personalized Privacy-Preserving Social Recommendation" has been accepted to be published in AAAI '18, with acceptance rate 25% (NEW).
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 (NEW).
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

Publications

Mobile Device/Flash Memory Security

Bing Chang, Yao Cheng, Bo Chen, Fengwei Zhang, Wen Tao Zhu, Yingjiu Li, and Zhan Wang. User-Friendly Deniable Storage for Mobile Devices. Elsevier Computers & Security, vol. 72, pp. 163-174, January 2018

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%) (Outstanding Paper Award)

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%)

Luning Xia, Shijie Jia, and Bo Chen. Solid State Storage: Principle, Architecture and Data Security. Book, China Machine Press, ISBN 978-7-111-58001-0, September 2017 (in Chinese)

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%)

Shijie Jia, Luning Xia, Bo Chen, and Peng Liu. NFPS: Adding Undetectable Secure Deletion to Flash Translation Layer. The 11th ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS '16), Xi'an, China, May 30 - June 3, 2016 (Acceptance rate: 20.9%)

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%)

Xingjie Yu, Bo Chen, Zhan Wang, Bing Chang, Wen Tao Zhu, and Jiwu Jing. MobiHydra: Pragmatic and Multi-Level Plausibly Deniable Encryption Storage for Mobile Devices. The 17th Information Security Conference (ISC '14), Hong Kong, China, Oct. 2014

Cloud Storage Security

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

Bo Chen, Reza Curtmola, and Jun Dai. Auditable Version Control Systems in Untrusted Public Clouds. Book Chapter, in Software Architectures for Cloud and Big Data, Ivan Mistrik, Rami Bahsoon, Nour Ali, Maritta Heisel, Bruce Maxim (eds.), Elsevier - Morgan Kaufmann, June 2017

Lei Lei, Quanwei Cai, Bo Chen, and Jingqiang Lin. Towards Efficient Re-encryption for Secure Client-side Deduplication in Public Clouds. The 18th International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS '16), Singapore, Nov. 29 - Dec. 02, 2016

Reza Curtmola and Bo Chen. Availability, Recovery And Auditing Across Data Centers. Book Chapter, in Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges, John Vacca (editor), CRC Press, August 2016

Reza Curtmola and Bo Chen. Integrity Assurance For Data Outsourcing. Book Chapter, in Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges, John Vacca (editor), CRC Press, August 2016

Weiyu Jiang, Jingqiang Lin, Zhan Wang, Bo Chen, and Kun Sun. Cloud Security Key Management: Cloud User Controls. Book Chapter, in Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges, John Vacca (editor), CRC Press, August 2016

Lei Lei, Quanwei Cai, Jingqiang Lin, Jiwu Jing, Zhan Wang, and Bo Chen. Enforcing Access Controls on Encrypted Cloud Storage with Policy Hiding. Journal of Software, 2016, 27(6). Impact factor: 1.993 (in Chinese)

Bo Chen, Anil Kumar Ammula, and Reza Curtmola. Towards Server-side Repair for Erasure Coding-based Distributed Storage Systems. The Fifth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY '15), San Antonio, TX, USA, March 2015

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%)

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)

Bo Chen and Reza Curtmola. POSTER: Robust Dynamic Remote Data Checking for Public Clouds. The 19th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS '12), Raleigh, NC, USA, Oct. 2012 (Poster Paper)

Bo Chen and Reza Curtmola. Robust Dynamic Provable Data Possession. The Third International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing (SPCC '12, in conjunction with ICDCS '12), Macau, China, June 2012 (the full version of the paper is available as a Technical Report)

Bo Chen, Reza Curtmola, Giuseppe Ateniese, and Randal Burns. Remote Data Checking for Network Coding-based Distributed Storage Systems. The Second ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop (CCSW '10, in conjunction with CCS '10),Chicago, IL, USA, October 2010

Big Data Security

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%)

Chen Zhong, John Yen, Peng Liu, Robert Erbacher, Christopher Garneau, and Bo Chen. Studying Analysts' Data Triage Operations in Cyber Defense Situational Analysis. Book Chapter, in Theory and Models for Cyber Situation Awareness, Peng Liu, Sushil Jajodia, Cliff Wang (eds.), Springer, July 2017

Xuying Meng, Zhiwei Xu, Bo Chen, and Yujun Zhang. Privacy-preserving Query Log Sharing Based on Prior N-word Aggregation. The 15th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom '16), Tianjin, China, August 23 - August 26, 2016

Network Security

Haitao Xu, Fengyuan Xu, and Bo Chen. Internet Protocol Cameras with No Password Protection: An Empirical Investigation. 2018 Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM '18), Berlin, Germany, March 2018

Zhiwei Xu , Bo Chen, Xuying Meng, and Limin Liu. Towards Efficient Detection of Sybil Attacks in Location-based Social Networks. The 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI '17), Hawaii, USA, Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2017.

Danye Wu, Zhiwei Xu, Bo Chen, and Yujun Zhang. Towards Access Control for Network Coding-based Named Data Networking. 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM '17), Singapore, December 2017

Danye Wu, Zhiwei Xu, Bo Chen, and Yujun Zhang. What If Routers Are Malicious? Mitigating Content Poisoning Attack in NDN. The 15th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom '16), Tianjin, China, August 23 - August 26, 2016

Zhiwei Xu, Bo Chen, Ninghan Wang, Yujun Zhang, and Zhongcheng Li. ELDA: Towards Efficient and Lightweight Detection of Cache Pollution Attacks in NDN. The 40th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN '15), Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, October 2015

Miscellaneous

Kul Prasad Subedi, Daya Ram Budhathoki, Bo Chen, and Dipankar Dasgupta. RDS3: Ransomware Defense Strategy by Using Stealthily Spare Space. The 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI '17), Hawaii, USA, Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2017.

Kul Prasad Subedi, Dipankar Dasgupta, and Bo Chen. Security Analysis on InfiniBand Protocol Implementations. The 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI '16), Athens, Greece, Dec. 2016.

Jun Xu, Pinyao Guo, Bo Chen, Robert Erbacher, Ping Chen, and Peng Liu. Demo: A Symbolic N-Variant System. The Third ACM Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD '16, in conjunction with CCS '16), Vienna, Austria, October 2016.

Bo Chen. New Directions for Remote Data Integrity Checking of Cloud Storage. PhD thesis, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2014

Bo Chen. Research on Addressing and Authentication Technology of VoIP Exchange Center. Master's thesis, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2008

Bo Chen, Hui Chen, and Wei Mao. Settling the Key Problems in VoIP Interconnection with OSP. Application Research of Computers, 2008 (in Chinese)

Bo Chen. Towards Design and Implementation of A Training System's Server End. Bachelor's thesis, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2005

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), 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, MDPI Symmetry, Designs, Codes and Cryptography (Springer), IEEE Communications Magazine

Conference PC Member: 2018 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS '18), 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC '18), The 6th IEEE International Conference on Future Generation Communication Technologies (FGCT '17), The 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI '17), The 15th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom '16), The Third International Conference on Information Science and Security (ICISS '16), 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: 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:
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)
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)

Outstanding 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