Binbin CHEN


Principal Research Scientist

Advanced Digital Sciences Center
1 Create Way, #14-02
Create Tower
Singapore 138602
Phone: +65 6602 9473
Fax: +65 6591 9091
binbin.chen AT adsc-create DOT edu DOT sg

Dr. Binbin Chen is a Principal Research Scientist at Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), a Singapore-based research center established by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on improving the design of complex interconnected systems (e.g., cyber-physical systems and IoT systems), so that such systems can become more efficient and more secure, yet still remain as simple as they can. 

Prior to joining ADSC, Binbin obtained his PhD from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Bachelor from Peking University, both in Computer Science. His research has received several awards, including the Best Paper Award in ACM SIGCOMM conference 2010. His research has been funded by Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore, Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Building & Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore, and Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium.

Current Research Interests

Projects

  • Enhancing Power System Resilience through Distributed Intelligence and Adaptive Infrastructure (PI, 2018-2021)
  • An Integrated Safety-Security Approach for Engineering Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Management Solutions (PI, 2017-2018)
  • Securing Last-Mile Communication Systems for Smart Grids (Co-PI, 2015-2018)
  • Security-Sustaining Mechanisms for Building Trustworthy and Resilient Internet of Things Systems (Co-PI, 2016-2017)
  • A Revolutionary AMR-based Energy Management System for a Smarter Home (Collaborator, 2014 – 2016)
  • A Non-invasive Solution for Electric Sub-metering (PI, 2014)

Experience

  • Principal Research Scientist, ADSC, from 2018 to present.
  • Senior Research Scientist, ADSC, from 2014 to 2018.
  • Research Scientist, ADSC, from 2011 to 2014.
  • Research Fellow, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, from 2009 to 2011.

Education

  • Ph.D. in computer science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, 2010.
  • B.Sc. in computer science, Peking University, 2003.

Publications

2018

  • [arXiv18a] Hoon Wei Lim, William G. Temple, Bao Anh Tran Nguyen, Binbin Chen, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, and Jianying Zhou, "Data Integrity Threats and Countermeasures in Railway Spot Transmission Systems," arXiv preprint arXiv:1709.05935. [PDF]

  • [TSG18a] Daisuke Mashima, Prageeth Gunathilaka, and Binbin Chen, "Artificial Command Delaying for Secure Substation Remote Control: Design and Implementation," to appear in Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG), 2018. [PDF]

  • [arXiv18b] Steffen Bondorf, Binbin Chen, Jonathan Scarlett, Haifeng Yu, Yuda Zhao, "Cross-Sender Bit-Mixing Coding," arXiv:1807.04449 [cs.IT] [PDF]

  • [TSG18b] Yongdong Wu, Binbin Chen, Jian Weng, Zhuo Wei, Xin Li, Bo Qiu, and Niekie Liu, “False Load Attack to Smart Meters by Synchronously Switching Power Circuits,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG), 2018. [PDF]

  • [CPSS18] Ahnaf Siddiqi, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, Daisuke Mashima, and Binbin Chen, "Short Paper: On Practical Threat Scenario Testing in an Electric Power ICS Testbed." In Prof. of the 4th ACM Cyber‐Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS'18), June 2018.

  • [TIFS18] Yongdong Wu, Binbin Chen, Zhigang Zhao, Yao Cheng, "Attack and Countermeasure on Interlock-Based Device Pairing Schemes," IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), pp. 745-757, Volume 13, Issue 3, 2018. [PDF]

  • [ICT18] Daisuke Mashima, Aidana Serikova, Yao Cheng, Binbin Chen, “Towards quantitative evaluation of privacy protection schemes for electricity usage data sharing,” ICT Express Available online 31 January 2018. [Online]

  • [SGC18] Daisuke Mashima, Binbin Chen, Bin Zhou, Ramkumar Rajendran, and Biplab Sikdar, "Securing Substations through Command Authentication Using On-the-fly Simulation of Power System Dynamics." To appear at IEEE SmartGridComm 2018 in October, 2018.

  • [INFOCOM18] Ziling Zhou and Binbin Chen, “RFID Counting over Time-Varying Channels,” in INFOCOM’18, April 2018. [PDF] [Slides]

  • [COMSNETS18] Binbin Chen, Yuan Li, and Daisuke Mashima, “Analysis and Enhancement of RPL under Packet Drop Attacks,” invited paper, in COMSNETS’18, January 2018. [PDF] [Slides]

2017

  • [ACSAC17] Binbin Chen, Xinshu Dong, Guangdong Bai, Sumeet Jauhar, and Yueqiang Cheng, “Secure and Efficient Software-based Attestation for Industrial Control Devices with ARM Processors,” in Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC’17), Dec. 2017. [PDF] [Slides]

  • [TMC17] Xiangfa Guo, Binbin Chen, and Mun Choon Chan, “Analysis and Design of Low-Duty Protocol for Smartphone Neighbor Discovery,” in Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), Pages 3294-3307, Volume 16, Issue 12, December 2017. [PDF]

  • [PMC17] Girisha De Silva, Binbin Chen, and Mun Choon Chan, "Collaborative Cellular Tail Energy Reduction: Feasibility and Fairness," in Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) journal, Volume 36, April 2017, fast track article from ICDCN'16[PDF]

  • [RSSR17] William Temple, Yue Wu, Binbin Chen, and Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, “Systems-Theoretic Likelihood and Severity Analysis for Safety and Security Co-Engineering,” in International conference on reliability, safety and security of railway systems: modelling, analysis, verification and certification – (RSSRail’17), Nov. 2017. [PDF] [Slides]

  • [SGC17] Daisuke Mashima, Binbin Chen, Prageeth Gunathilaka, and Edwin Tjiong, "Towards a Grid-wide, High-fidelity Electrical Substation Honeynet,” in IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm’17), Oct. 2017. [PDF] [Slides]

  • [QEST17] Carmen Cheh, Binbin Chen, William G. Temple and William H. Sanders, “Data-Driven Model-Based Detection of Malicious Insiders via Physical Access Logs,” in 14th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST’17), September 2017. [PDF]

  • [PRDC17] William G. Temple, Bao Anh Tran Nguyen, Binbin Chen, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk and William H. Sanders, "On Train Automatic Stop Control Using Balises: Attacks and a Software-Only Countermeasure," in Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC'17), Jan. 2017. [PDF]

  • [CPSSPC17] Carmen Cheh, Ken Keefe, Brett Feddersen, Binbin Chen, William G. Temple and William H. Sanders, “Developing Models for Physical Attacks in Cyber-Physical Systems,” in the 3rd ACM Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and PrivaCy (CPS-SPC'17), Oct. 2017.

  • [ASSURE17] William Temple, Yue Wu, Binbin Chen, and Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, “Reconciling Systems-Theoretic and Component-Centric Methods for Safety and Security Co-Analysis,” in the 5th International Workshop on Assurance Cases for Software-intensive Systems (ASSURE’17), Sep. 2017. [PDF] [Slides

  • [DSN17] Yan Li, Binbin Chen, Vincent W. Zheng, William Temple, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk and Yue Wu, “Enhancing Anomaly Diagnosis of Automatic Train Supervision System Based on Operation Log,” in the 47th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN’17) Industry track, June 2017.

2016

  • [DC16] Yuda Zhao, Haifeng Yu and Binbin Chen, "Near-Optimal Communication-Time Tradeoff in Fault-Tolerant Computation of Aggregate Functions." Distributed Computing, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp. 17-38, Feb 2016. [PDF]

  • [TON16] Ziling Zhou, Binbin Chen, and Haifeng Yu, "Understanding RFID Counting Protocols," IEEE / ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), Volume 24, Issue 1, pp. 312-327, Feb 2016. [PDF]

  • [SGC16a] Xinshu Dong, Sumeet Jauhar, and Binbin Chen, "SwapGuard: A Software-Only Solution for Attesting Hot-Swappable Devices in Power Grids," in IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Nov. 2016. [PDF] [Slides]

  • [SGC16b] Daisuke Mashima, Prageeth Gunathilaka, and Binbin Chen, "An Active Command Mediation Approach for Securing Remote Control Interface of Substations," in IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Nov. 2016. [PDF] [Slides]

  • [TENCON16] Zhan-Teng Teo, Bao Anh Tran Nguyen, Subhash Lakshminarayana, William G. Temple, Binbin Chen, Rui Tan, David. K. Y. Yau, "SecureRails: Towards an Open Simulation Platform for Analysing Cyber-Physical Attacks in Railways," in IEEE Region 10 Technical Conference (TENCON), Nov. 2016. [PDF]

  • [CRITIS16] William G. Temple, Yuan Li, Bao Anh Tran Nguyen, Yan Liu and Binbin Chen, "Railway System Failure Scenario Analysis," in the 11th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS), Oct. 2016. [PDF] [Slides]

  • [CPSSPC16] Prageeth Gunathilaka, Daisuke Mashima, and Binbin Chen, "SoftGrid: A Software-based Smart Grid Testbed for Evaluating Substation Cybersecurity Solutions," in the 2nd ACM Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and PrivaCy (CPS-SPC), with 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Oct. 2016 [PDF] [Slides].

  • [GRAMSEC16] Xinshu Dong, Sumeet Jauhar, William G. Temple, Binbin Chen, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, William H. Sanders, Nils Ole Tippenhauer and David M. Nicol, "The Right Tool for the Job: a Case for Common Input Scenarios for Security Assessment, " in The Third International Workshop on Graphical Models for Security Lisbon (GraMSec), with 29th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF), June 2016. [PDF] [CISSA Project Page]

  • [ICDCN16] Girisha De Silva, Binbin Chen, and Mun Choon Chan, "Collaborative Cellular Tail Energy Reduction: Feasibility and Fairness," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), January 2016 (awarded best paper (networking track)). [PDF] [Slides]

2015 and before:

  • [PRDC15] Sumeet Jauhar, Binbin Chen, William G. Temple, Xinshu Dong, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, William H. Sanders, and David M. Nicol, "Model-Based Cybersecurity Assessment with NESCOR Smart Grid Failure Scenarios," in Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC, industry track), November 2015. [PDF]

  • [ISSE15] Binbin Chen, Christoph Schmittner, Zhendong Ma, William G. Temple, Xinshu Dong, Douglas L. Jones, and William H. Sanders, "Security Analysis of Urban Railway Systems: The Need for a Cyber-Physical Perspective," in Proceedings of the 2nd International workshop on the Integration of Safety and Security Engineering (ISSE), with International conference on computer safety, reliability & security (Safecomp), September 2015. [PDF] [Slides]

  • [APWCS15] Binbin Chen, "Invited Paper: Integrative Security Assessment of Cyber-Physical Systems," 12th IEEE Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium (IEEE VTS APWCS), Aug. 2015. [Slides]

  • [JACM14] Binbin Chen, Haifeng Yu, Yuda Zhao, and Phillip Gibbons, "The Cost of Fault Tolerance in Multi-Party Communication Complexity," Journal of the ACM (JACM), Volume 61 Issue 3, May 2014, Article No. 19. [PDF]

  • [PRDC14] Nils Ole Tippenhauer, William G. Temple, An Hoa Vu, Binbin Chen, David M. Nicol, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, and William H. Sanders, "Automatic Generation of Security Argument Graphs," in Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC), Singapore, November 2014. [PDF]

  • [PODC14] Yuda Zhao, Haifeng Yu and Binbin Chen, "Near-Optimal Communication-Time Tradeoff in Fault-Tolerant Computation of Aggregate Functions," in Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), July 2014. [PDF] [Slides]

  • [APSIPA14] Binbin Chen, Kian Hoong Kwan, and Rui Tan, "Battery Capacity Planning for Grid-Connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems," in Proceedings of Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC), Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2014.

  • [QEST14] An Hoa Vu, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, Binbin Chen, David M. Nicol, and Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, "CyberSAGE: A Tool for Automatic Security Assessment of Cyber-Physical Systems," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST), 2014.

  • [TSG13] Xin Lou, David K. Y. Yau, Hoang Hai Nguyen, and Binbin Chen, "Profit-Optimal and Stability-Aware Load Curtailment in Smart Grids," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG), Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 1411-1420, September 2013. [PDF]

  • [SGC13] William G. Temple, Binbin Chen, and Nils Ole Tippenhauer, "Delay Makes a Difference: Smart Grid Resilience Under Remote Meter Disconnect Attack," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Vancouver, Canada, October 2013. [PDF]

  • [MOBICOM13] Binbin Chen, Ziling Zhou, and Haifeng Yu, "Understanding RFID Counting Protocols," in Proceedings of the ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), Miami, FL, USA, September 2013. [PDF] [Slides] [Technical Report]

  • [NSPW13] Binbin Chen, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, David Nicol, William H. Sanders, Rui Tan, William G. Temple, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, An Hoa Vu, and David K. Y. Yau, "Go with the Flow: Toward Workflow-oriented Security Assessment," in Proceedings of the New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW), Banff, Canada, September 2013. [PDF]

  • [PODC12] Binbin Chen, Haifeng Yu, Yuda Zhao, and Phillip Gibbons, "The Cost of Fault Tolerance in Multi-Party Communication Complexity," Proceedings of 31st Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), Madeira, Portugal, Jul. 2012. [PDF] [Technical Report].

  • [TON12] Binbin Chen, Ziling Zhou, Yuda Zhao, and Haifeng Yu, "Efficient Error Estimating Coding: Feasibility and Applications," IEEE / ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), Volume 20, Issue 1, pp. 29-44, February, 2012. [PDF]

  • [APSIPA12] Jerry T. Chiang, Tianzhu Zhang, Binbin Chen, and Yih-Chun Hu, "Load Disaggregation Using Harmonic Analysis and Regularized Optimization," Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC), Hollywood, CA, USA, Dec. 2012. [PDF]

  • [SENSYS12] Sreejaya Viswanathan, Binbin Chen, Hoang Hai Nguyen, Jerry T. Chiang, Deokwoo Jung, and David K. Y. Yau, "Demo abstract: Using Anisotropic Magnes(AMR) Sensor Arrays for Electric Sub-metering," Demo @ SenSys, Toronto, Canada, Nov. 2012. Please find our video demo here.

  • [BUILDSYS12] Deokwoo Jung, Hoang Hai Nguyen, Sreejaya Viswanathan, Binbin Chen, and David K.Y. Yau, "Scalable Load Disaggregation System Using Distributed Electrical Signature Detection," Demo @ BuildSys, Toronto, Canada, Nov. 2012. Please find our video demo here.

  • [ICDCS11] Binbin Chen and Haifeng Yu, "Secure Aggregation with Malicious Node Revocation in Sensor Networks," ICDCS, Minneapolis, MN, USA, Jun. 2011. [PDF]

  • [SIGCOMM10] Binbin Chen, Ziling Zhou, Yuda Zhao, and Haifeng Yu, "Efficient Error Estimating Coding: Feasibility and Applications," ACM SIGCOMM, New Delhi, India, Aug. 2010. (awarded best paper). [PDF] [TechReport]

  • [INFOCOM10] Binbin Chen and Mun Choon Chan, "MobiCent: a Credit-Based Incentive System for Disruption Tolerant Network," IEEE INFOCOM, San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2010. [PDF] [TechReport]

  • [FGCS09] Sebastien Soudan, Binbin Chen, and Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet, "Flow scheduling and endpoint rate control in GridNetworks," Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Volume 25, Issue 8, Sep. 2009, Pages 904-911. [PDF].

  • [SECON09] Binbin Chen, Shuai Hao, Mingze Zhang, Mun Choon Chan, and A. L. Ananda, "DEAL: Discover and Exploit Asymmetric Links in Dense Wireless Sensor Networks," IEEE SECON, Rome, Italy, Jun. 2009. [PDF] [Slides]

  • [INFOCOM09] Binbin Chen and Mun Choon Chan, "MobTorrent: A Framework for Mobile Internet Access from Vehicles," IEEE INFOCOM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Apr. 2009. [PDF] [Slides]

  • [INFOCOMW09] Binbin Chen and Mun Choon Chan, "Architecture and Incentive Design of Integrated Cellular and Disruption Tolerant Networks," INFOCOM Student Workshop, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Apr. 2009. [Poster

  • [ICC07] Binbin Chen and Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet, "Supporting bulk data transfers of high-end applications with guaranteed completion time," IEEE ICC,Glasgow, Scotland, Jun. 2007. An earlier version as [LIP and INRIA report].

  • [CCGRID07] Binbin Chen and Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet, "Scheduling deadline-constrained bulk data transfers to minimize network congestion," IEEE CCGrid, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2007.

  • [VTC06] Binbin Chen and Mun Choon Chan, "Proportional Fairness for Overlapping Cells in Wireless Networks," IEEE VTC 2006-Fall, Montreal, Canada, Sep. 2006. [Slides]

  • [COMSWARE06] Binbin Chen and Mun Choon Chan, "Resource Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks with Overlapping coverage," COMSWARE, New Delhi, India, Jan. 2006. [Slides]

Patents

  • Binbin Chen, Xinshu Dong, Yueqiang Cheng, and Sumeet Jauhar, "Practical Timing-based Attestation for Networked Field Devices," US Provisional patent application filed, 2016.

  • Binbin Chen and Sreejaya Viswanathan, "Non-invasive Electric Sub-metering Using Magnetic Sensor Arrays," Singapore / US Patent application filed, 2016.

Tools

Professional Activities