Chen Chen

Picture of Chen Chen 3rd Year Graduate Student
Network Security Lab
Department of Informatik
ETH Zurich

      Chen Chen

Tel: +41-786695864
Primary Email: chen.chen (at) inf dot ethz dot edu
Secondary Email: chenche1 (at) andrew dot cmu dot edu

About me

I'm now a 3rd-year graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. degree. Now, I'm living in the city of Zurich, Switerland. I'm very lucky to be advised by Professor Adrian Perrig. Before I come to Zurich, I graduated with M.S., from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cargnegie Mellon University and two B.S. degrees from Department of Automation, and Department of Applied Math, Tsinghua University. Before that, I attended Tieren High School in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province.

I like enjoying great food and travelling. I also like reading books, playing computer games, football and hangout with friends. Used to do some calligraphy and music playing.


Research Interest

I have a wide range of research interests in computer system and network security. Particularly, I'm interested in designing secure network architecture and virtualization in cloud.


Previous Projects

Cloud Trust Platfrom Module on Mobile Devices

Research Intern, Microsoft Research
  • Explore the design space to combine funcitonalities of TPM and the Cloud
  • Enable unlimited non-volatile storage and expedite key migration on TPMs
  • Implement cTPM based on the TPM2.0 reference implementation
  • Verifiable Resource Accounting

    Research Assistant, CMU
  • Enable customers to verify cloud providers’ accounted resource usage
  • Provide image, execution and accounting integrity for the guest instance
  • Implement ALIBI hypervisor based on KVM with nested EPT patch
  • Efficient Broadcast Authentication in VANET

    Summer Intern, CMU
  • Reduce the overhead of Probabilistic Authentication to 1/50 by introducing push-back warning messages
  • Leverage Merkle hash tree and one-time signature to efficiently Authenticate GPS locations

  • Selected Courses

  • 18730: Introduction to Computer Security
  • 18731: Network Security
  • 18732: Secure Software System
  • 18733: Applied Cryptography
  • 15799: Advanced Topics in Operating Systems Engineering
  • 15610: Engineering Distributed System
  • 10701: Machine Learning

  • Selected Course Projects

    Pebble OS

    Course: Advanced Topics of Operating System Engineering
  • Build a multi-tasking, multi-threading Pebble OS with SMP support from scratch
  • Build a para-virtualized Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) to run Pebble OS as its guest VM
  • Malware Authorship Attribution

    Course: Machine Learning
  • Identify malware authors by binary features
  • Utilize hierarchical clustering and multi-class SVM
  • Achieve higher accuracy than the state-of-art technique
  • Distributed File System

    Course: Engineering Distributed System
  • Support cache layer with ARP
  • Support block-level deduplication
  • Support distributed transaction based two-phase commit

  • Teaching

  • 18487: Introduction to Computer Security, Network Security and Cryptography by Professor David Brumley
  • 18733: Secure Software System by Professor Lujo Bauer and Anupam Datta

  • Publications

  • Hsu-Chun Hsiao, Ahren Studer, Chen Chen, Adrian Perrig, Fan Bai, Bhargav Bellur, and Aravind Iyer. "Flooding-Resilient Broadcast Authentication for VANETs". In Proceedings of ACM MobiCom, September 2011. pdf
  • Chen Chen, Petros Maniatis, Amit Vasudevan, Adrian Perrig, Vyas Sekar. "Towards Verifiable Resource Accounting for Outsourced Computation", In Proceedings of International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments, March 2013. pdf
  • Chen Chen, Himanshu Raj, Stefan Saroiu, and Alec Wolman. "cTPM: A Cloud TPM for Cross-Device Trusted Applications", In NSDI, April 2014. pdf, slides

  • Awards

  • USENIX Student Grant, 2014
  • Liang Ji-Dian Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012-2013
  • Ann and Martin McGuinn Graduate Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012-2013
  • ECE Dean Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011-2012
  • National Inspiration Scholarship (Top Tier, Three Times), Tsinghua University, 2007-2009
  • National College Physics Olympiad, Second Prize, Beijing, China, 2007
  • National Physics Olympiad, Silver Medal, ShenZhen, China, 2007
  • National Physics Olympiad, First Prize, Harbin, China, 2007
  • National Mathematics Olympiad, First Prize, Harbin, China, 2007
  • National Chemistry Olympiad, Second Prize, Harbin, China, 2007
  • National Biology Olympiad, First Prize, Harbin, China, 2007
  • National Physics Olympiad, Second Prize, Harbin, China, 2006

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