Binbin Chen

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Associate Professor

Office #: 1.502-35
Pillar / Cluster: Information Systems Technology and Design
Research Areas:Secure Computing, Networking and Computing Systems

CHEN Binbin is an Associate Professor at SUTD since July 2019. Prior to joining SUTD, Binbin was a Principal Research Scientist at Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), University of Illinois. He got his PhD from National University of Singapore and Bachelor from Peking University, both in Computer Science. His current research interests include wireless networking, distributed systems, and cyber security for critical infrastructures. His research has received several awards, including the Best Paper Award in ACM SIGCOMM conference 2010 for the work on Error Estimating Coding. His research has been funded by National Research foundation (NRF), 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.

Selected Publications:

[Wireless networking and distributed systems]

  • Steffen Bondorf, Binbin Chen, Jonathan Scarlett, Haifeng Yu, and Yuda Zhao, “Cross-Sender Bit-Mixing Coding,” in the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), 2019.
  • Ziling Zhou and Binbin Chen, “RFID Counting over Time-Varying Channels,” in INFOCOM’18, April 2018.
  • Binbin Chen, Yuan Li, and Daisuke Mashima, “Analysis and Enhancement of RPL under Packet Drop Attacks,” invited paper, in COMSNETS’18, January 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

[Cyber security for critical infrastructures]

  • Carmen Cheh, Uttam Thakore, Ahmed Fawaz, Binbin Chen, William G. Temple, and William H. Sanders, “Data-Driven Model-Based Detection of Malicious Insiders via Physical Access Logs,” to appear in ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation.
  • 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,” to appear in Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems.
  • Carmen Cheh, Binbin Chen, William G. Temple and William H. Sanders, “ModelingAdversarial Physical Movement in a Railway Station: Classification and Metrics,” to appear in Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems.
  • 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).
  • Daisuke Mashima, Prageeth Gunathilaka, and Binbin Chen, “Artificial Command Delaying for Secure Substation Remote Control: Design and Implementation,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG), Volume 10, Issue: 1, Jan. 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.




Research interests

  • Wireless networking
  • Distributed systems
  • Smart grid / critical infrastructure security


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


  • Associate Professor, SUTD, from 2019 to present (with 10% joint appointment as Principal Research Scientist at ADSC).
  • 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.


  • 2019 Fall: 50.012 Networks (a course for junior undergraduate)
  • 2019 Fall: 51.501 Computer Networks - Professional (a postgraduate course)

Selected awards

  • Best Paper Award in ACM SIGCOMM Conference 2010.
  • Best Paper Award (Networking track) in the International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking 2016.