Dong Chen

Dong Chen
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science


 I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines (Ranking facts are here). I received my Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) in 2018 under the supervision of Professor David Irwin. Before that, I finished my Ph.D. in 2014 from Northeastern University China where I was advised by Professor Guiran Chang. I also worked as Unix Software Engineer in industry for two years.

At Mines, I lead the Data-driven Cyber-Physical Systems (D2CPS) Laboratory, which focuses on designing data-driven software systems with an emphasis on improving Cybersecurity, User Privacy and Sustainability  of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT). I am a member of ACM, ACM SigEnergy, and IEEE.

I am always interested in doing research with self-motivated graduate and undergraduate students. If you are interesting in building CPS/IoT systems, please feel free to contact me! (my research flyer is here)


  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering , University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2018
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Northeastern University, China, 2014

Research Interests

  • My research aims to build data-driven experimental computer systems to improve Cybersecurity, User Privacy, and Sustainability of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • My work has also been spanning multiple technical fields, including Big Data Analytics, Tiny Machine/Deep Learning, Federated Learning, Split Learning, Image Processing, and Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning.
  • Recently, I have been looking into  research problems spanning different scales, from the IoT and Edge Computing devicessmart homes/buildingsrenewable energy systems smart grids smart cities.

  • My research has also been applied multiple CPS/IoT application domains, including Smart and Connected Communities, Maritime Transportation System, Underwater Cyberinfrastructure, and Personal Home Health Monitoring.

  • I open-source all the systems (including their evaluation datasets) I build.


Office: CTLM 246L
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401

CS Outreach:

CS@Mines OnTour
CS Intern
High School CS/Cyber Advisory Board