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About Lei Chen

Dr. Lei Chen is an Associate Professor and the Interim Chair for the Department of Information Technology at Georgia Southern University. He received his B.Eng. in Computer Science and Applications from Nanjing University of Technology, China, in 2000, and PhD. in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Auburn University, USA, in August 2007. He joined Georgia Southern University in 2015, before when he served for 8 years in the Department of Computer Science at Sam Houston State University as Assistant Professor and later tenured Associate Professor. He also served as the Graduate Program Coordinator for all three master programs (with an enrollment of about 100) and four graduate certificate programs offered by the department at SHSU.

Dr. Chen’s research interests focus on the security, privacy and digital forensics of networks, information, cloud, Big Data, and mobile, handheld and wireless networks. His extended research reaches the areas of computer networking, multimedia networking, network routing, and artificial intelligence. He started research as a graduate research assistant for 5 years at Auburn University and worked as Vodafone Research Fellow during his PhD. study. In the past 12 years, Dr. Chen has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scholarly works, including journal papers, book chapters, and conference proceeding papers. His edited book “Wireless Network Security: Theories and Practices”, published by Springer (U.S.) and Higher Education Press (HEP) in August 2013, has received over 15,900 combined downloads. He has secured more than $336,000 to support his research, with funding from U.S. federal source such as the National Security Agency.

Positions

2017 - Present Graduate Program Director, Department of Information Technology, Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing, Georgia Southern University
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2017 - Present Interim Department Chair, Department of Information Technology, Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing, Georgia Southern University
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2015 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Engineering and Computing, Allen E. Paulson College of
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Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Information Technology, Department of
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2016 - 2017 Department Curriculum Committee Chair, Georgia Southern University
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Founding Member, Special Interest Group on Social Behavior Driven Cognitive Radio Networks, IEEE Cognitive Networks Technical Committee (2017)
  • Faculty Development Committee Summer Award, Georgia Southern University (2017)
  • 2 College of Engineering and Information Technology Seed Grant Awards, Georgia Southern University (2016)
  • Faculty Research Committee Research Seed Funding Award, Georgia Southern University (2016)
  • Silver Contribution Award, IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking, and Communications, Kauai, Hawaii (2016)
  • College of Engineering and Information Technology Seed Grant Award, Georgia Southern University (2015)
  • Travel Award, Faculty Service Committee, Georgia Southern University (2015)
  • Travel Award, Faculty Development Committee, Georgia Southern University (2015)
  • Development of Instruction Award, Faculty Development Committee, Georgia Southern University (2015)
  • Plaque of Appreciation for 8 Year's Effort and Devotion to the Department of Computer Science, Sam Houston State University (2015)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contribution to the 8th International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications, Chengdu, China (2015)
  • Faculty Development Leave granted by the Provost and President, One of the top 3 proposals granted among 14 applications university-wide, Sam Houston State University (2014)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for serving as panelist on "Digital Forensics and Information Security", Nevsehir University, Turkey (2013)
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, 1st International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Security, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey (2013)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for contribution to the 1st International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Security, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey (2013)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contribution and dedication as session chair to the 25th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, Dalian, China (2012)
  • Vodafone Research Fellowship, the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center at Auburn University (2006-2007)
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University (2002- 2006)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, funded by Dr. Chung-wei Lee, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University (2002-2004)

Courses

  • Network Architecture (IT 4335)
  • Advanced Authentication Methods (TMAE 7891)
  • Mobile Forensics (TMAE 7891)
  • Digital Security and Forensics Investigation (IT 7090)
  • Thesis (TMAE 7999)
  • Network Security Fundamentals (IT 5434)

Education

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2007 Ph.D. in Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University
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2000 B.Eng. in Computer Science and Applications, Nanjing University of Science and Technology
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Contact Information

P.O. Box 8150
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-4848
Office: IT 2124

Email:


Books (1)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (17)

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters (16)