Faculty Directory
Yan Chen


Ph.D. Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA

M.S. Computer Science, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

B.E. Computer Engineering, Zhejiang University, P.R. China

Research Interests

My research interests are in security, measurement, and diagnosis for networking and large-scale distributed systems. I lead the Northwestern LIST (Lab for Internet and Security Technology). I won the DOE Early CAREER Award in 2005, the DOD (Air Force of Scientific Research) Young Investigator Award in 2007, and the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Awards in 2004 and 2005 with my colleagues. Based on Google Scholar (papers from different authors with the same names are removed), my papers have been cited over 7,000 times, and the h-index of my publications is 35 as of Oct. 2014.

Selected Publications

  • Chen, Kai; Wen, Xitao; Chen, Yan; Zou, Shihong; Huang, Shan, “VirtualKnotter: Online virtual machine shuffling for congestion resolving in virtualized datacenter”, Computer Networks, (2014)
  • Wen, X.; Diao, C.; Zhao, X.; Chen, Y.; Li, L.E., “HotSDN 2014 - Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2014 Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking”, HotSDN 2014 - Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2014 Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking, (2014)
  • Choffnes, David R.; Chen, Kai; Chen, Yan; Potharaju, Rahul; Bustamante, Fabian E., “Where the sidewalk ends: Extending theinternet as graph using traceroutesfrom P2P users”, IEEE Transactions on Computers, (2014)
  • Chen, Yan; Rastogi, Vaibhav; Jiang, Xuxian, “Catch me if you can: Evaluating android anti-malware against transformation attacks”, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, (2014)
  • Liu, Bin; Chen, Kai; Chen, Yan; Hu, Chengchen; Zhao, Hongbo, “Discount counting for fast flow statistics on flow size and flow volume”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, (2014)
  • Chen, Kai; Singla, Ankit; Singh, Atul; Ramachandran, Kishore; Xu, Lei, “OSA: An optical switching architecture for data center networks with unprecedented flexibility”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, (2014)
  • Vaibhav Rastogi, Yan Chen and William Enck, “Android Security and Mobile Cloud Computing”, Springer, (2014)
  • Rastogi, Vaibhav; Chen, Yan; Jiang, Xuxian, “DroidChameleon: Evaluating Android anti-malware against transformation attacks”, ASIA CCS 2013 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGSAC Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, (2013)