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 about 10,000 times, and the h-index of my publications is 48 as of Dec. 2016.  I am a Fellow of IEEE.


Selected Publications

  • Shahid Alam, Zhengyang Qu, Ryan Riley, Yan Chen, Vaibhav Rastogi, “DroidNative”, Computers and Security, (2017)
  • Zhengyang Qu, Guanyu Guo, Zhengyue Shao, Vaibhav Rastogi, Yan Chen, Hao Chen, Wangjun Hong, “AppShield”, Security and Privacy in Communication Networks -12th International Conference, SecureComm 2016, Proceedings, (2017)
  • Vaibhav Rastogi, Rui Shao, Yan Chen, Xiang Pan, Shihong Zou, Ryan Riley, “Detecting Hidden Attacks through the Mobile App-Web Interfaces”, 2016 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), (2016)
  • Xiang Pan, Yinzhi Cao, Shuangping Liu, Yu Zhou, Yan Chen, Tingzhe Zhou, “CSPAutoGen”, CCS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, (2016)
  • Tiantian Zhu, Hongyu Gao, Yi Yang, Kai Bu, Yan Chen, Doug Downey, Kathy Lee, Alok N. Choudhary, “Beating the Artificial Chaos”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, (2016)
  • Xitao Wen, Bo Yang, Yan Chen, Chengchen Hu, Yi Wang, Bin Liu, Xiaolin Chen, “SDNShield”, Proceedings - 46th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2016, (2016)
  • Yinzhi Cao, Chao Yang, Vaibhav Rastogi, Yan Chen, Guofei Gu, “Abusing browser address bar for fun and profit - an empirical investigation of add-on cross site scripting attacks”, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, (2015)
  • Vaibhav Rastogi, Zhengyang Qu, Jedidiah McClurg, Yinzhi Cao, Yan Chen, “Uranine”, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, (2015)