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Dong Chen

Assistant Professor

Dong Chen is currently an Assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2018 from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before that, he completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2014 from Northeastern University, China. His research focuses on data analytics, cybersecurity, and privacy implications of Cyber-Physical Systems. He has published over 20 research papers in these and related areas over the past decade. In addition, his work on energy data analytics has been applied to real-world energy data, which he has made publicly available.

Research and Educational Interests
  • Big data analytics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Privacy Implications of Cyber-Physical Systems
Background Education

2018 Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2014 Ph.D., Computer Science, Northeastern University (China)

Professional Activities

TPC member and reviewer for over 10 conferences and 20 journals.

Selected Publications
  1. “Private Memoirs of IoT Devices: Safeguarding User Privacy in the IoT Era.”
    Dong Chen, Phuthipong Bovornkeeratiroj, David Irwin and Prashant Shenoy
    In Proc. of the 38th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS’18), July 2 – 5, 2018, Vienna, Austria.
  2. “Weatherman: Exposing Weather-based Privacy Threats in Big Energy Data.”
    Dong Chen, David Irwin.
    In Proceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData’17), Boston, MA, USA, Dec 11-14, 2017.
  3. “SunDance: Black-box Behind-the-Meter Solar Disaggregation. ”
    Dong Chen, David Irwin.
    In Proceedings of the eighth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy’17), Hongkong, 2017.
  4. “SunSpot: Exposing the Location of Anonymous Solar-powered Homes.”
    Dong Chen, Srinivasan Iyengar, David Irwin, Prashant Shenoy.
    In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys’16), Stanford, CA, USA, 2016.
  5. “Combined Heat and Privacy: Preventing Occupancy Detection from Smart Meters.”
    Dong Chen, David Irwin, Prashant Shenoy, Jeannie Albrecht.
    In Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (Percom’14), Budapest, Hungary, 2014.