Chiu C. Tan

Dr. Chiu C. Tan

Assistant Professor

Mailing address

1805 North Broad Street

Wachman Hall Room 313

Philadelphia, PA, 19122


cctan at temple dot edu



Teaching (Spring 2013)

Lecture: W/F 9:30 - 10:50 am

Office hours: W/F 11 - 12:30 pm

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 an undergraduate class on computer and network security (CIS 4378) this semester. In the past, I have taught undergraduate data structures and algorithms (CIS 3223), undergraduate and graduate computing networking (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.

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Recent publications

  1. Hao Han, Yunxin Liu, Guobin Shen, Yongguang Zhang, Qun Li, and Chiu C. Tan, " Design, Realization and Evaluation of DozyAP for Power-Efficient Wi-Fi Tethering ", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, to appear.
  2. Yufeng Wang and Chiu C. Tan, " Looking at the Overheads of Transmitting Encrypted Data to the Cloud", IEEE International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing 2013 (CNS-SPCC), MD, USA.
  3. Wei Chang, Jie Wu, Chiu C. Tan, and Feng Li, "Sybil Defenses in Mobile Social Networks", IEEE Global Communications Conference 2013 (Globecom), GA, USA.
  4. Huanyang Zheng, Kangkang Li, Chiu C. Tan , and Jie Wu, ""User-based CPU Verification Scheme for Public Cloud Computing",IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing 2013 (CLOUD), CA, USA.
  5. Yifan Zhang, Chiu C. Tan, and Qun Li, " CacheKeeper: A System-wide Web Caching Service for Smartphones ", ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing 2013 (UbiComp), Zurich, Switzerland.
  6. Qin Liu, Chiu C. Tan, Jie Wu, and Guojun Wang, " Towards Differential Query Services in Cost-Efficient Clouds", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing (TPDS), to appear.