Chiu C. Tan

Dr. Chiu C. Tan

Assistant Professor

Mailing address

1925 North 12th Street, Rm 350

SERC Center, 035-10

Philadelphia, PA 19122-1801


cctan at temple dot edu



Teaching (Fall 2015)

Lecture: Tuesday, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Office hours: Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm or by appointment

Travel (Fall 2015)


Biography. I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University . I received my Ph.D in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary, and my B.S in Computer Science and B.A. in Economics (honors), both from the University of Texas at Austin. I am a member of the Center of Network Computing. I am also the director of the Temple University CIS Department REU program.

Research interests. My research interests lies in next generation computing systems. These systems often utilize the widespread deployment of mobile and embedded sensor devices, high bandwidth wireless coverage, and inexpensive cloud computing infrastructure, to develop new applications that enrich our lives. I usually work on research problems related to security and privacy. More information can be found here. My research is funded by NSF, DoD, Amazon AWS, and State of Pennsylvania.

Teaching. I am teaching a new graduate class on system security (CIS 5590) this semester. In the past, I have taught undergraduate security course (CIS 4378), undergraduate data structures and algorithms (CIS 3223), undergraduate/graduate computer networks (CIS 4319 & CIS 9617), graduate topics class on computer security (CIS 9590), and graduate topics class on mobile and cloud computing (CIS 8590).

Job openings. I am currently looking for motivated undergraduates, Masters, and/or PhD students to join my research group. I am also interested in hosting visiting students and scholars. Please contact me if you are interested.

Latest news

Recent publications

  1. Hongxu Zhang, Yufeng Wang, and Chiu C. Tan, "WD2: An Improved WiFi-Direct Group Formation Protocol", ACM MobiCom Workshop on Challenged Networks 2014 (CHANTS), Maui, HI, USA.
  2. Shuang Liang, Xiaojiang Du, Chiu C. Tan, and Wei Yu, "An Effective Online Scheme for Detecting Android Malware ", IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks 2014 (ICCCN), Shanghai, China.
  3. Yufeng Wang, Chiu C. Tan , and Ningfang Mi, "Using Elasticity to Improve Inline Data Deduplication Storage Systems", IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing 2014 (CLOUD), AK, USA. [pdf]
  4. Ryan Houlihan, Xiaojiang Du, Chiu C. Tan , Jie Wu, and Mohsen Guizani, "Auditing Cloud Service Level Agreement on VM CPU Speed", IEEE International Conference on Communications 2014 (ICC), Sydney, Australia.
  5. Huangyang Zheng, Kangkang Li, Adam Blaisse, Chiu C. Tan, and Jie Wu, "Cloud CPU Verification Scheme for Individual End Users",International Journal of Cloud Computing and Services Sciences, to appear.