Dong Chen

Dong Chen
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science


I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in CS department. I received my Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) in 2018 under the supervision of Professor David Irwin.  At Mines, I lead the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory (CPSLab), which focuses on designing data-driven computer systems with an emphasis on improving Cybersecurity, User Privacy and Sustainability of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT). On my recent CPS/IoT privacy systems research, I received the NSF CAREER Award from the Computer Systems Research (CSR) program in the Division of Computer and Network Systems in 2023. I am a full member of Sigma Xi, and a member of ACM, AAAI and IEEE. I also worked as Unix Software Engineer in industry for two years.

* RA positions available for graduate and undergraduate students. If you are interested in building data-driven CPS/IoT systems, please feel free to contact me.

* REU (4 positions) undergraduate students hiring! (flyer)

*Registration is now open for our NSF sponsored IoT Security Summer Camp (flyer).

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 AI@Edge, Tiny Machine Learning, Federated/Split Learning, 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 been applied into multiple CPS/IoT application domains, including Smart and Connected Communities, Maritime Transportation System, Underwater Cyberinfrastructure, and Personal Home Health Monitoring.

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


Office:  CTLM 214D
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Office Hours:

Thu: 4-5:30 pm

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