Our Faculty

Li-Chiou Chen

Professor

Seidenberg School of CSIS

Information Technology West

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Goldstein Academic Center 313
  • @New York City
    163 William Street
Office Hours

Spring 2021

Office Hours

Spring 2021

Office Hours
Virtual

Spring 2021

Wed 10:00am-1:00pm(by appointment)

Fri 1:00pm-3:00pm(by appointment)

Biography


Dr. Li-Chiou Chen is a professor at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University. She has a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and was affiliated with the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems. While at CMU, she built a computational simulation tool to investigate policy decisions in countering distributed denial-of-service attacks. In addition, she participated in a DARPA-funded research project, BioWar, where she analyzed policy decisions to respond against the spread of biological agents using multi-agent based simulation. Her current research has been focused on user authentication, application security, security risk perception and management, and security policy enforcement. She has published papers in top academic journals, including Computer & Security, Decision Support Systems and IEEE Transactions. Li-Chiou has developed a set of teaching materials called SWEET (Secure WEb dEvelopment Teaching) for the design, analysis and implementation of secure web application development. She is also the principal investigator of the CyberCorps program at Pace University, supported by the National Science Foundation, as well as the GenCyber programs, supported by the National Security Agency.

Education


PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, Engineering and Public Policy, Pittsburgh, PA, US, 2003
Engineering and Public Policy

MS, Carnegie Mellon University, Engineering and Public Policy, Pittsburgh, PA, US, 2000
Engineering and Public Policy

MBA, National Chengchi University, Management Information Systems, Taipei, TA, Taiwan, 1994
Management Information Systems

BBA, National Chengchi University, Management Information Systems, Taipei, TA, Taiwan, 1992
Management Information Systems

Awards and Honors


Pace University, 2010 - Pace Sponsored Research Release-Time Award
Pace University, 2009 - Pace Scholarly Research Award
Pace University, 2008 - Pace Scholarly Research Award
Pace University, 2006 - Pace Seidenberg School Summer Research Grant
Pace University, 2005 - Pace Sponsored Research Release-Time Award

Publications


Cotoranu, A. & Chen, L. (2020). Applying Text Analytics to Examination of End Users' Mental Models of Cybersecurity. http://https://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2020/info\_security\_privacy/info\_security\_privacy/10

Wang, T., Chen, L. & Genc, Y. (2020, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). A Dictionary-based Method for Detecting Machine-Generated Domains. Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective.

Chen, L., Chen, L. & Nassar, N. (2020, August). Carp: A Cost-Aware Relaxed Protocol for Encrypted Data Stores. Journal of Information Security and Applications. Vol 53 http://https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214212619302017

Genc, Y., Kour, H., Arslan, H. T. & Chen, L. (2020, August). Understanding Nigerian e-mail scams: a content analysis approach. Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective. http://https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19393555.2020.1804647?journalCode=uiss20

Chen, L. & Farkas, D. (2019, December). Individual Risk Perception and Choice using Cryptocurrency for Transactions.

Cotoranu, A. & Chen, L. (2019). Using Raspberry Pi as a Platform for Teaching Cybersecurity Concepts. , pages 1237. http://https://doi.org/10.1145/3287324.3287534

Alexandrou, A. & Chen, L. (2019, February). A Security Risk Perception Model for the Adoption of Mobile Devices in the Healthcare Industry. Security Journal. (Issue 32) , pages 410-434.

Chen, L. & Farkas, D. (2018, December). Individual Attitude, Trust and Risk Perception towards Blockchain Technology, Virtual Currency Exchanges, Cryptocurrency Transactions and Smart Contracts.

Wang, T., Chen, L. & Genc, Y. (2018, December). An N-gram-based Approach for Detecting Social Media Spambots.

Dwyer, C. & Chen, L. (2018, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1). Motivating Safer Online Behavior.

Mosley, P., Chen, L., Cotoranu, A. & Tucker, D. (2018, March). CYBER-ARCADE: An Innovative Approach To Teaching Cybersecurity.

Chen, L., Chen, L. & Nassar, N. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Seed-based authentication for mobile clients across multiple devices. Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective.

Mosley, P. & Chen, L. (2017, March). Cyber Arcade.

Lamaute, N., Piccoli, A., Chen, L. & Cotoranu, A. (2017, March). Musical Cryptography.

Li, J., Chen, L., Monaco, J., Singh, P. & Tappert, C. (2016, August). A Comparison of Classifiers and Features for Authorship Authentication of Social Networking Messages. Concurrency and Computation Practice Experience.

Chen, L., Chen, L., Nassar, N. & Qiu, M. (2016, June). An Analysis of Server-side Design for Seed-based Mobile Authentication.

Lamaute, N., Piccoli, A., Chen, L. & Cotoranu, A. (2016, May). A Substitution Cipher for Musical Cryptography.

PRESENTATIONS


Dwyer, C. & Chen, L. (2018, October 5). Amsterdam Privacy Conference. Motivating Safer Online Behavior. Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research , Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

RESEARCH INTEREST


User authentication, application security, security risk perception and management, and computer security policy enforcement..

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts


CAE-C K-12 Pipeline Development Initiative: RING
Chen, L., Cotoranu, A. & Mosley, P. October 2020 - September 2022. Department of Defense (subcintract via University of Alabama - Huntsville ) , Federal , $112,202.00. Funded.

DoD Cybersecurity Scholarship Program: Scholarship
Chen, L. & Cotoranu, A. September 2020 - December 2021. Department of Defense , Federal , $325,166.00. Funded.

DoD Cybersecurity Scholarship Program: Scholarship and Capacity Building
Chen, L. & Cotoranu, A. July 2019 - December 2020. Department of Defense , Federal , $229,898.00. Funded.

Pace GenCyber Workshop for High School Teachers
Cotoranu, A. & Chen, L. May 2019 - May 2020. National Security Agency / National Science Foundation , Federal , $97,684.00. Funded.

DoD Cybersecurity Scholarship Program: Scholarship and Capacity Building
Chen, L., Cotoranu, A. & Hayes, D. September 2018 - August 2019. Department of Defense , Federal , $221,805.00. Funded.

DAISEC: Data Analytics in Cybersecurity
Chen, L., Genc, Y. & Shan, J. September 2017 - August 2019. Department of Defense , Federal , $188,564.98. Funded. This project in particular aims to incorporate hands-on teaching of data analytics in cybersecurity.

Camp Cryptobot: Summer Cybersecurity Workshop for High School Students at Pace University
Chen, L. & Mosley, P. May 2019 - April 2019. Department of Defense , Federal , $62,857.00. Funded.

Pace GenCyber Workshop for High School Teachers
Cotoranu, A. & Chen, L. May 2018 - May 2019. National Security Agency / National Science Foundation , Federal , $99,414.00. Funded.

Camp CryptoBot: GenCyber Summer Camp in Cybersecurity for High School Students at Pace University
Chen, L. & Mosley, P. March 2018 - February 2019. Department of Defense , Federal , $86,233.62. Funded.

Pace GenCyber Workshop for High School Teachers
Cotoranu, A. & Chen, L. May 2017 - May 2018. National Security Agency / National Science Foundation , Federal , $97,969.00. Funded.

GenCyber Summer Workshop in Cybersecurity for High School Teachers at Pace University
Chen, L., Cotoranu, A. & Qiu, M. May 2016 - April 2017. Department of Defense , Federal , $98,465.00. Funded.

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS


New York Post [Newspaper], September 2018
Contributions to a New York Post article, regarding cyber jobs, available at https://nypost.com/2018/09/23/you-may-not-have-even-heard-of-these-it-jobs-but-demand-for-them-is-soaring/.

Homeland Security Today [Magazine], August 24 2015
$2.5 Million Grant to Train Cybersecurity Professionals Given to Pace University

The Westchester Magzine [Magazine], July 2015
Pace University Training The Next Generation Of Cybersecurity Experts

WABC, TV [TV], January 18 2012
News interview regarding English Wikipedia anti-SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) blackout

AT&T Internet Security News Network [Internet], 2006
Regarding opinions on computer security issues

Westchester County Business Journal [Magazine], November 14 2005
Regarding Seidenberg funding

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


Academy of Information Management (AIM)[Member]

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)[Member]

Association for Information Systems (AIS)[Member]

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)[Member]

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