Faculty Directory
Yan Chen

Education

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 8,000 times, and the h-index of my publications is 38 as of Oct. 2015.


Selected Publications

  • Chen, Yan; Bu, Kai; Wen, Xitao; Diao, Chunxiao; Zhao, Xun, “Compiling minimum incremental update for modular SDN languages”, HotSDN 2014 - Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2014 Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking, (2014)
  • Chen, Yan; Cao, Yinzhi; Shoshitaishvili, Yan; Borgolte, Kevin; Kruegel, Christopher, “Protecting web-based single sign-on protocols against relying party impersonation attacks through a dedicated bi-directional authenticated secure channel”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), (2014)
  • Chen, Yan; Rastogi, Vaibhav; Qu, Zhengyang; Zhang, Xinyi; Zhu, Tiantian, “AutoCog: Measuring the description-to-permission fidelity in Android applications”, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, (2014)
  • 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)