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 about 10,000 times, and the h-index of my publications is 49 as of Nov. 2018.  I am a Fellow of IEEE.

Selected Publications

  • Xue Leng, Kaiyu Hou, Yan Chen, Kai Bu, Libin Song, “SDNKeeper”, 2018 IEEE/ACM 26th International Symposium on Quality of Service, IWQoS 2018, (2019)
  • Xing Li, Yinbo Yu, Kai Bu, Yan Chen, Jianfeng Yang, Ruijie Quan, “Thinking inside the Box”, 2019 IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management, IM 2019, (2019)
  • Yinbo Yu, Xing Li, Xue Leng, Libin Song, Kai Bu, Yan Chen, Jianfeng Yang, Liang Zhang, Kang Cheng, Xin Xiao, “Fault management in software-defined networking”, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, (2019)
  • Boyuan He, Haitao Xu, Ling Jin, Guanyu Guo, Yan Chen, Guangyao Weng, “An Investigation into Android In-App Ad Practice”, INFOCOM 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, (2018)
  • Xiang Pan, Yinzhi Cao, Xuechao Du, Boyuan He, Gang Fang, Yan Chen, “FlowCog”, Proc. of USENIX Security, 2018, (2018)
  • 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)