Chen Qian

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Engineering
Jack Baskin School of Engineering
University of California Santa Cruz

[curriculum vitae]


Email: cqian12 AT ucsc Dot edu
Office: 231 E2
Phone #: 831-459-5302

What's new

7/2017 Hu-Fu () accepted to ACM HotWireless: the first work of Replay-resilient Physical-layer Authentication of IoT

7/2017 $250,000 funded by NSF on research of Internet of Things. Thank NSF and US tax-payers.

7/2017 Othello Hashing accepted to ICNP! A compact and ultra-fast key-value lookups for network algorithms. MetaOthello accepted to Bioinformatics (IF: 7.3): an application of Othello to Sequence Classification.

6/2017 Two papers accepted to ToN

5/2017 One paper accepted to SIGCOMM workshop on Mobile Edge Computing

4/2017 One paper accepted to SECON and SMARTCOMP

3/2017 One paper accepted by SIGMETRICS'17 as extended abstract

3/2017 One paper accepted by SECON'17

3/2017 One paper accepted by RECOMB-SEQ -- My first bioinformatics paper.

2/2017 Two papers accepted by ICDCS'17.

1/2017 One paper accepted by ACM IoTDI'17.

Teaching

Fall 2017: CMPE252A: Computer Networks

Sping 2017: CMPE253 Network Security

Winter 2017: CMPE150 Introduction To Computer Networks

Education

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at University of California Santa Cruz.

I was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Kentucky, and a faculty member of the Laboratory for Advanced Networking during 2013-2016.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin in 2013. My advisor was Simon S. Lam, meaning I am a part of the Leonard Kleinrock's family tree. I am the recipient of the James C. Browne Graduate Fellowship in 2012 (list of Browne Fellowship awardees for 2001-2012). I interned at AT&T Labs-Research in May-Aug, 2012. I got my M.Phil. from Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where I worked with Prof. Lionel M. Ni (now Provost at University of Macau), and also had close collaboration with Prof. Yunhao Liu (now Dean of School of Engineering, Tsinghua University). I received my Bachelor's degree (highest honor) from Department of Computer Science, Nanjing University in 2006, under the supervision of Prof. Jiafu Xu and Prof. Fangmin Song.

I was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.

Research Projects

Internet of Things, Fog Computing

Cloud, SDN, and NFV

Security and privacy

RFID, Mobile/Pervasive Computing, HCI, and Cyber Physical Systems

Selected Publications: [full list]

Most in top journals and top computer system/networking conferences with accept rates around 20% (ICNP, INFOCOM, CoNEXT, CCS, SIGMETRICS, ICDCS, NDSS, Ubicomp, PerCom, etc.)

[HotWireless'17] Replay-resilient Physical-layer Authentication for Passive RFID. in Proceedings of ACM/SIGMobile Workshop on Hot Topics in Wireless (HotWireless), 2017.

[ICNP'17] Othello Hashing for Scalable and Fast Name Lookups. in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2017. (Acceptance rate: 39/209=18.6%).

[MECOMM'17] SDLB: A Scalable and Dynamic Software Load Balancer for Fog and Mobile Edge Computing, in Proc of ACM SIGCOMM 2017 Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications (MECOMM), 2017.

[Bioinformatics] A Novel Data Structure to Support Ultra-fast Taxonomic Classification of Metagenomic Sequences with k-mer Signatures, in Bioinformatics, 2017

[ToN] Practical Network-wide Packet Behavior Identification by AP Classifier, in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

[ToN] Joint Route Selection and Update Scheduling for Low-Latency Update in SDNs, in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

[SIGMETRICS'17] A Fast, Small, and Dynamic Forwarding Information Base, In Proc of ACM SIGMETRICS as extended abstract, 2017, Acceptance Rate: (29+6)/203=17%.

[SECON'17] HMRL: Relative Localization of RFID Tags with Static Devices , In Proc of IEEE SECON, 2017, Acceptance Rate: 26 %.

[ICDCS'17] Pronto: Efficient Test Packet Generation for Dynamic Network Data Planes, In Proc of IEEE ICDCS 2017, Acceptance Rate: 16.9%.

[ICDCS'17] RFIPad: Enabling Cost-efficient and Device-free In-air Handwriting using Passive Tags, In Proc of IEEE ICDCS 2017, Acceptance Rate: 16.9%.

[IoTDI'17] An IoT Data Communication Framework for Authenticity and Integrity, In Proc of ACM/IEEE IoTDI 2017, Acceptance Rate: 29%. [pdf]

[INFOCOM'17] Minimizing Flow Statistics Collection Cost of SDN Using Wildcard Requests. In Proc of IEEE INFOCOM 2017, Acceptance Rate: 20%.

[NDSS'17] FBS-Radar: Uncovering Fake Base Stations at Scale in the Wild. In Proc of ISOC NDSS 2017, Acceptance Rate: 16%. [pdf]

[CloudCom'16] Failure-Resilient Routing for Server-Centric Data Center Networks with Random Topologies. In Proc of IEEE CloudCom 2016, Acceptance Rate: 26%. [pdf]

[CCS'16] Instant and Robust Authentication and Key Agreement among Mobile Devices, in Proc of ACM CCS 2016. Acceptance Rate: 16 %. [pdf]

[ICNP'16] Real-time Update with Joint Optimization on Route Selection and Update Scheduling for SDNs, in Proc of IEEE ICNP 2016. Acceptance Rate: 20%. (Best paper candidate, fast track to ToN)

[Ubicomp'16] Echoscope: Verifiable Smart Packaging with Passive RFID, in Proc of ACM Ubicomp 2016. Acceptance Rate: 23%. [pdf]

[Ubicomp'16] Device-free Detection of Approach and Departure Behaviors using Backscatter Communication, in Proc of ACM Ubicomp 2016. Acceptance Rate: 23%. [pdf]

[ICDCS'16] An NFV Orchestration Framework for Interference-free Policy Enforcement, in Proc of IEEE ICDCS 2016. Acceptance Rate: 17%. [pdf]

[TPDS] Space Shuffle: A Scalable, Flexible, and High-Bandwidth Data Center Network, in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) 2016. [pdf]

[AsiaCCS'16] Building an Encrypted, Distributed, and Searchable Key-value Store, in Proc of ACM Asia CCS 2016. Acceptance Rate: 20.9%. [pdf]

[INFOCOM'16] VADS: Visual Attention Detection with a Smartphone, in Proc of IEEE INFOCOM 2016. Acceptance Rate: 18%. [pdf]

[ToN] CBID: A Customer Behavior Identification System Using Passive Tags, accepted by IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN) [PDF]

[CoNEXT'15] Practical Network-wide Packet Behavior Identification by AP Classifier, in Proc of ACM/SIGCOMM CoNEXT Conference, 2015. Acceptance Rate: 20.9%. [pdf]

[COMCOM] Providing Explicit Congestion Control and Multi-Homing Support for Content-Centric Networking Transport, accepted by Elsevier Computer Communications. (Fast track from ICCCN'14) [pdf]

[MSCC'15] Is My Cheese Moved? An RF based ''X-raying'' Method for Trustworthy Item-identification, in Proc of ACM MSCC, 2015, in conjunction with MobiHoc'15. (Best Paper Award) [pdf]

[ICNP'15] Privacy-preserving Cross-domain Routing Optimization -- A Cryptographic Approach, in Proc of IEEE ICNP, 2015. Acceptance Rate: 20.3%. [pdf]

[ICNP'15] EMoD: Efficient Motion Detection of Device-free Objects Using Passive RFID Tags, in Proc of IEEE ICNP, 2015. Acceptance Rate: 20.3%. [pdf]

[ToN] Greedy Routing by Network Distance Embedding, IEEE /ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN) 2016 [pdf]

[IWQoS'15] Traffic and Failure Aware VM Placement for Multi-tenant Cloud Computing, in Proc of IEEE/ACM IWQoS 2015. Acceptance Rate: 22.5%. [pdf]

[ToN] Twins: Device-free Object Tracking using Passive Tags, IEEE /ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN) 2016[pdf]

[ToN] GenePrint: Generic and Accurate Physical-Layer Identification for UHF RFID Tags, IEEE /ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN) 2016 [pdf]

[ToN] A Scalable and Resilient Layer-2 Network with Ethernet Compatibility, IEEE /ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN) 2016 [pdf]

[INFOCOM'15] Low-Complexity Multi-Resource Packet Scheduling for Network Functions Virtualization, in Proc of IEEE INFOCOM 2015. Acceptance Rate: 19%. [pdf]

[ANCS'14] DiFS: Distributed Flow Scheduling for Adaptive Routing in Hierarchical Data Center Networks, in Proceedings of ACM/IEEE ANCS 2014, [pdf]

[ICNP'14] Space Shuffle: A Scalable, Flexible, and High-Bandwidth Data Center Network, in Proc of IEEE ICNP, 2014. Acceptance Rate: 20%. (Long paper) [PDF]

[ICNP'14] CBID: A Customer Behavior Identification System Using Passive Tags, in Proc of IEEE ICNP, 2014. Acceptance Rate: 20%. (Long paper) [PDF]

[HotSDN'14] Distributed Collaborative Monitoring in Software Defined Networks, in Proc of ACM SIGCOMM HotSDN, 2014. Accept rate: 28.9% [PDF]

[IWQoS'14] KEEP: Fast Secret Key Extraction Protocol for D2D Communication, in Proc of IEEE/ACM IWQoS, 2014. Accept rate: 23.8% [PDF]

[INFOCOM'14] Twins: Device-free Object Tracking using Passive Tags, in Proc of IEEE INFOCOM, 2014. Acceptance Rate: 19.4% [PDF]

[ICNP'13] GenePrint: Generic and Accurate Physical-Layer Identfication for UHF RFID Tags, in Proc of IEEE ICNP, 2013. Acceptance Rate: 18% [PDF]

[ICNP'12] ROME: Routing On Metropolitan-scale Ethernet in Proc of IEEE ICNP, 2012. Acceptance Rate: 22.9% [PDF]

[SIGMETRICS'11] Geographic Routing in d-dimensional Spaces with Guaranteed Delivery and Low Stretch, in Proc of IACM SIGMETRICS, 2011. Acceptance Rate: 14.7% [PDF]
[ToN] Longer version in IEEE /ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN)
[ICNP'12 Keynote Speech] Simon Lam's keynote speach at IEEE ICNP 2012 about Multi-hop DT Routing [PPT].

[ICDCS'11] Greedy Distance Vector Routing, in Proc IEEE ICDCS, 2011. Acceptance Rate: 15%. [PDF]

[ICDCS'10] ASAP: Scalable Arbitration for Contactless RFID Systems in Proc of IEEE ICDCS, 2010. Acceptance Rate: 14.3%. [PDF]
[TPDS] Longer version in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS).

[PerCom'08] Cardinality Estimation for Large-scale RFID Systems in Proc of IEEE IEEE PerCom, 2008. Acceptance Rate: 11.9%. [PDF]
[TPDS] Longer version in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Sep. 2011. (Spotlight Paper of TPDS )

Students:

Xin Li (PhD 2013-) BS UESTC, MS UC Riverside, UCSC Dissertation Year Fellowship

Ye Yu (PhD 2013-) BS Beihang (BUAA)

Huazhe Wang (PhD 2014-) BS BJTU, MS BUPT, Verizon Fellowship

Yu Zhao (PhD 2016-) BS Jilin Univ, Main advisor: Tingting Yu

Mousa Aljohani (PhD 2016-) BS King Abdulaziz University

Minmei Wang (PhD 2017-) BS NUPT, MS Nanjing Univ

Haofan Cai (PhD 2017-) BS SUSTech, UCSC Chancellor's Fellowship

Shouqian Shi (PhD 2017-) BS USTC, MS Chinese Academy of Sciences

Undergraduate researchers:

Current: Vincent Kim, Bradley Pucket, Sean Gordon, Masaya Takahashi

Wenzhi Cui (2013-2015, now PhD student at UT Austin)

Yueqi Chen (2016-2017, now PhD student at Penn State)

Mengxi Chen (2014-2015, then MS from CMU)

Shuaiqi Xia (2014-2015, then MS from UCSD)