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. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) in 2018 under the supervision of Professor David Irwin. Before that, I finished my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2014 from Northeastern University China where I was advised by Professor Guiran Chang. I also worked in industry for two years. At Mines, I lead the Data Driven Cyber-Physical Systems (D2CPS) Laboratory. I am a member of ACM, ACM SigEnergy, and IEEE.


  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering , University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2018
  • PhD in Computer Science, Northeastern University, 2014

Research Interests

  • My research aims to build data-driven experimental computer systems to make Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) more energy-efficient and more secure. I have been looking into multiple CPS research problems, such as system sustainability, data privacy, and system security in CPS at different scales, such as the IoT and Edge Computing devices, smart homes and buildings, renewable energy systems, smart grids, and smart cities.

  • My work has been spanning multiple technical fields, including Big Data Analytics, Distributed and Tiny Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Image Processing, and Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning. Recently, my research has also been applied in data analytics and cybersecurity in multiple CPS 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