Binbin Chen

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Associate Professor

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Website: https://istd.sutd.edu.sg/people/faculty/binbin-chen
Office #: 1.502-35
Pillar / Cluster: Information Systems Technology and Design
Research Areas:Secure Computing, Software Design, Networked and Autonomous Systems

CHEN Binbin is an Associate Professor in the Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) pillar at Singapore University of Technology and Design (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.

Research interests:

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, Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium, and Singapore Ministry of National Development (MND). Please find a list of our ongoing and past research projects here.

News:

  • IEEE SmartGridComm 2022 conference will be hosted in Singapore, 25-28 Oct, 2022. We would like to invite you to submit your work on all aspects of communications, control and computing technologies for smart grids to IEEE SmartGridComm. Please find more information here.
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Selected Publications (ORCID | Google Scholar):

[INFOCOM’22a] Heng Chuan Tan, Carmen Cheh, Binbin Chen, “CoToRu: Automatic Generation of Network Intrusion Detection Rules from Code”, to appear in IEEE INFOCOM, May 2022.

[INFOCOM’22b] Utku Tefek, Ertem Esiner, Daisuke Mashima, Binbin Chen, Yih-Chun Hu, “Caching-based Multicast Message Authentication in Time-critical Industrial Control Systems,” to appear in IEEE INFOCOM, May 2022.

[ESE’21] William G. Temple, Yue Wu, Carmen Cheh, Yuan Li, Binbin Chen, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, William Sanders, David Nicol, “CyberSAGE: The Cyber Security Argument Graph Evaluation Tool”, to appear in Empirical Software Engineering Journal.

[CPSIoTSec’21] Nils Ole Tippenhauer, Binbin Chen, Daisuke Mashima and David M. Nicol, “vBump: Securing Ethernet-based Industrial Control System Networks with VLAN-based Traffic Aggregation”, in the 2nd Joint Workshop on CPS & IoT Security and Privacy, November, 2021.

[SGC’21a] Heng Chuan Tan, Vyshnavi Mohanraj, Binbin Chen, Daisuke Mashima, Shing Kham Shing Nan, Aobo Yang, “An IEC 61850 MMS Traffic Parser forCustomizable and Efficient Intrusion Detection”, in IEEE SmartGridComm, October 2021.

[SGC’21b] Suman Sourav, Binbin Chen, “Distort to Detect, not Affect: Detecting Stealthy Sensor Attacks with Micro-distortion”, in IEEE SmartGridComm, October 2021.

[SecDev’21] Carmen Cheh, Binbin Chen, “Analyzing OpenAPI Specifications for Security Design Issues”, in IEEE Secure Development Conference, October, 2021.

[WoSoCer’21] Vincent Tan, Carmen Cheh and Binbin Chen, “From Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS) to Regulation Compliance: A Case Study in Financial Services Sector”, in the 11th IEEE International Workshop on Software Certification (IEEE ISSREW/WoSoCer), October, 2021.

[TIT’21] Steffen Bondorf, Binbin Chen, Jonathan Scarlett, Haifeng Yu, Yuda Zhao, “Sublinear-Time Non-Adaptive Group Testing with O(k log n) Tests via Bit-Mixing Coding” in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 63, no. 3, March 2021, Page(s):1559 – 1570.

[BigData’20] Ying Yang, Xin Lou, Binbin Chen, Marianne Winslett, and Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, “Identifying Failing Point Machines from Sensor-Free Train System Logs,” in IEEE BigData 2020.

[SGC’20a] Partha Biswas, Yuan Li, Heng Chuan Tan, Daisuke Mashima, and Binbin Chen, “An Attack-Trace Generating Toolchain for Cybersecurity Study of IEC 61850 based Substations.” in IEEE SmartGridComm, November 2020.

[SGC’20b] ChongAih Hau, Binbin Chen, Ziling Zhou, and William G Temple, “Accurate Disaggregation of Chiller Plant Loads Using Noisy Magnetic Field Measurements,” in IEEE SmartGridComm, November 2020.

[TSG’20] Partha Biswas, Hongyun Cai, Bin Zhou, Binbin Chen, Daisuke Mashima, and Vincent W. Zheng. “Electricity Theft Pinpointing through Correlation Analysis of Master and Individual Meter Readings.” in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 3031-3042, July 2020.

[CognCom’20] Hongyun Cai, Thanh Tung Nguyen, Yan Li, Vincent W. Zheng, Binbin Chen, Gao Cong, and Xiaoli Li, “Modeling Marked Temporal Point Process Using Multi-relation Structure RNN,” Springer Cognitive Computation, 12, 499–512, May 2020.

[TCPS’20a] 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,” ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS), Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2020, Article No.: 7, pp 1–26.

[TCPS’20b] Carmen Cheh, Binbin Chen, William G. Temple and William H. Sanders, “Modeling Adversarial Physical Movement in a Railway Station: Classification and Metrics,” ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS), Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2020, Article No.: 11, pp 1–25.

[Globecom’19] Daisuke Mashima, Yuan Li, and Binbin Chen, “Who’s Scanning Our Smart Grid? Empirical Study on Honeypot Data.” IEEE GLOBECOM, Dec. 2019.

[TOMACS’19] Carmen Cheh, Uttam Thakore, Ahmed Fawaz, Binbin Chen, William G. Temple, William H. Sanders, “Data-Driven Model-Based Detection of Malicious Insiders via Physical Access Logs,” in ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), Vol. 29, No. 4, Nov. 2019.

[SGC’19a] Ertem Esiner, Daisuke Mashima, Binbin Chen, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, and David Nicol, “F-Pro: a Fast and Flexible Provenance-Aware Message Authentication Scheme for Smart Grid”, SmartGridComm (SGC), Oct. 2019.

[SGC’19b] Partha P. Biswas, Heng Chuan Tan, Qingbo Zhu, Yuan Li, Daisuke Mashima, and Binbin Chen, “A Synthesized Dataset for Cybersecurity Study of IEC 61850 based Substation,” (invited paper), SmartGridComm (SGC), Oct. 2019.

[EDCC’19] C. Cheh, U. Thakore, B. Chen, W. G. Temple, and W. H. Sanders, “Leveraging Physical Access Logs to Identify Tailgating: Limitations and Solutions,” in Proceedings of the European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC), Sep. 2019.

[AsiaCCS’19] Yan Li, Zilong Wang, Yingjiu Li, Robert H. Deng, Binbin Chen, Weizhi Meng, and Hui Li, “A Closer Look Tells More: A Facial Distortion Based Liveness Detection for Face Authentication,” AsiaCCS, July 2019.

[TSG’19a] 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,” in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG), VOL. 10, NO. 3, May 2019.

[IPSN’19] Steffen Bondorf, Binbin Chen, Jonathan Scarlett, Haifeng Yu, Yuda Zhao, “Cross-Sender Bit-Mixing Coding,” in the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), April 2019.

[TSG’19b] 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.

[INFOCOM’18] Ziling Zhou and Binbin Chen, “RFID Counting over Time-Varying Channels,” in INFOCOM, 2018.

[TIFS’18] Yongdong Wu, Binbin Chen, Zhigang Zhao and Yao Cheng, “Attack and Countermeasure on Interlock-based Device Pairing Schemes,” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), pages 745-757, Volume 13, Issue 3, March 2018.

[COMSNETS’18] Binbin Chen, Yuan Li, and Daisuke Mashima, “Analysis and Enhancement of RPL under Packet Drop Attacks,” invited paper, in COMSNETS, 2018.

[ACSAC’17] 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), 2017.

[TMC’17] Xiangfa Guo, Binbin Chen, and Mun Choon Chan, “Analysis and Design of Low-Duty Protocol for Smartphone Neighbor Discovery,” Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), pages 3294-3307, Volume 16, Issue 12, Dec. 2017.

[QEST’17] Carmen Cheh, Binbin Chen, William G. Temple and William H. Sanders, “Data-Driven Model-Based Detection of Malicious Insiders via Physical Access Logs,” in International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST), 2017.

[PMC’17] Girisha De Silva, Binbin Chen, and Mun Choon Chan, “Collaborative Cellular Tail Energy Reduction: Feasibility and Fairness,” Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) journal, Volume36, April 2017, fast track article from ICDCN’16.

[DC’16] Yuda Zhao, Haifeng Yu and Binbin Chen, “Near-Optimal Communication-Time Tradeoff in Fault-Tolerant Computation of Aggregate Functions,” Springer Distributed Computing (DC) Journal, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp. 17-38, Feb. 2016.

[ToN’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.

[ICDCN’16] Girisha De Silva, Binbin Chen, and Mun Choon Chan, “Collaborative Cellular Tail Energy Reduction: Feasibility and Fairness,” in International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 2016 (awarded best paper in networking track).

[ISSE’15] 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 International workshop on the Integration of Safety and Security Engineering (ISSE), 2015.

[QEST’14] An Hoa Vu, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, Binbin Chen, David M. Nicol, and Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, “CyberSAGE: A Tool for Automatic Security Assessment of Cyber-Physical Systems,” in International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST), 2014.

[PODC’14] Yuda Zhao, Haifeng Yu and Binbin Chen, “Near-Optimal Communication-Time Tradeoff in Fault-Tolerant Computation of Aggregate Functions.” in Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), 2014.

[JACM’14] Binbin Chen, Haifeng Yu, Yuda Zhao, and Phillip Gibbons, “The Cost of Fault Tolerance in Multi-Party Communication Complexity,” in the Journal of the ACM (JACM), Volume 61, Issue 3, May 2014.

[MobiCom’13] Binbin Chen, Ziling Zhou, and Haifeng Yu, “Understanding RFID Counting Protocols,” in ACM Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), 2013.

[NSPW’13] Binbin Chen, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, David Nicol, William H. Sanders, Rui Tan, William G. Temple, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, An Hoa Vu, and David K. Y. Yau, “Go with the Flow: Toward Workflow-oriented Security Assessment,” in the New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW), 2013.

[TSG’13] Xin Lou, David K. Y. Yau, Hoang Hai Nguyen, and Binbin Chen, “Profit-Optimal and Stability-Aware Load Curtailment in Smart Grids,” in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG), Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 1411-1420, Sep. 2013.

[PODC’12] Binbin Chen, Haifeng Yu, Yuda Zhao, and Phillip B. Gibbons, “The Cost of Fault Tolerance in Multi-Party Communication Complexity,” in ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), 2012.

[ToN’12] Binbin Chen, Ziling Zhou, Yuda Zhao, and Haifeng Yu, “Efficient Error Estimating Coding: Feasibility and Applications,” in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 29-44, Feb. 2012.

[ICDCS’11] Binbin Chen and Haifeng Yu, “Secure Aggregation with Malicious Node Revocation in Sensor Networks,” in International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, 2011.

[SIGCOMM’10] Binbin Chen, Ziling Zhou, Yuda Zhao, and Haifeng Yu, “Efficient Error Estimating Coding: Feasibility and Applications,” in ACM SIGCOMM Conference (SIGCOMM), 2010 (awarded best paper).

[INFOCOM’10] Binbin Chen and Mun Choon Chan, “MobiCent: a Credit-Based Incentive System for Disruption Tolerant Network,” in IEEE INFOCOM Conference, 2010.

[FGCS’09] Sebastien Soudan, Binbin Chen, and Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet, “Flow Scheduling and Endpoint Rate Control in Grid Networks,” in Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Volume 25, Issue 8, Pages 904-911, Sep. 2009.

[INFOCOM’09] Binbin Chen and Mun Choon Chan, “MobTorrent: A Framework for Mobile Internet Access from Vehicles,” in IEEE INFOCOM Conference, 2009.

[CCGrid’07] Binbin Chen and Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet, “Scheduling Deadline-Constrained Bulk Data Transfers to Minimize Network Congestion,” in IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid), May 2007.

 

Research group

Dr. Carmen Cheh (Research Fellow)

Mr. Nicholas Tay (PhD student, starting Fall 2020)

Mr. Lin Wei (PhD student, starting Spring 2021)

Mr. Chester Koh (PhD student, starting Fall 2021)

Mr. Wang Peng (visiting PhD student)

Mr. Vishal Choudhary (Part-time PhD student, starting Spring 2022)

Ms. Alice Kham (Research Assistant)

Teaching

  • 2022 Spring: 51.502 System Security, 50.046 Cloud Computing and IoT (together with Wenchao)
  • 2021 Fall: 50.012 Networks
  • 2021 Spring: 51.502 System Security, 50.046 Cloud Computing and IoT (together with Wenchao)
  • 2020 Fall: 50.012 Networks
  • 2020 Spring and summer: Capstone
  • 2019 Fall: 50.012 Networks
  • 2019 Fall: 51.501 Computer Networks - Professional

Research projects

[CoT’21a] “Estate-IQ: an Advanced AI System for Enabling Smart HDB Estate Services”, funded by MND Cities of Tomorrow 2020 grant, Jul 2021 – Jun 2024, S$4.98 Million, Role: Co-PI (SUTD lead).

[CoT’21b] “EstateSense: A Scalable Distributed Sensing System for Smart Estates”, funded by MND Cities of Tomorrow 2020 grant, Nov. 2021 – May 2024, S$2.89 Million, Role: Co-PI.

[NSOE’21] “Development of a toolchain to automate the generation of IDS rules”, funded by National Satellite of Excellence, Design Science and Technology for Secure Critical Infrastructure (NSoE DeST-SCI) translation grant, Sep 2021 - Aug 2022, S$200K, Role: Co-PI.

[NCR’20] “Threat Modelling and Security Control Management as a Service for Smart Nation Application Development”, funded by National Cybersecurity R&D grant, Jan 2020- Jan 2022, S$1.179 Million, Role: Co-PI (academic lead).

[NSOE’19] “Towards Practical Attestation Solutions for Countering Advanced Attacks to Industrial Control Systems”, funded by National Satellite of Excellence, Design Science and Technology for Secure Critical Infrastructure (NSoE DeST-SCI) grant, Oct 2019- March 2022, S$939K, Role: PI.

[CREATE’19] "Managing the Privacy Risk in Smart Cities", funded by Intra-CREATE Seed Collaboration Grant, S$250K, Oct 2019 – March 2021, Role: Co-PI.

[EP’18] “Enhancing Power System Resilience through Distributed Intelligence and Adaptive Infrastructure”, funded by Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA), July 2018 – June 2021, S$2.2 Million, Role: PI.

[SEED’17] “An Integrated Safety-Security Approach for Engineering Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Management Solutions”, funded by Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium, Seed Grant Call 2017, S$99.5K, Role: PI.

[HCCS’16] “Security-Sustaining Mechanisms for Building Trustworthy and Resilient IoT Systems,” funded by the Human-Centered Cyber-physical Systems (HCCS) Programme at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) from Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), 1 Jan. 2016 – 31 Aug. 2017. Role: Co-PI.

[EIRP’15] “Securing Last-Mile Communication Systems for Smart Grids,” funded by Singapore Energy Market Authority under Energy Innovation Research Programme (EIRP), 1 May 2015 – 31 Oct. 2018, S$ 2.7 Million, Role: sole Co-PI at ADSC (ADSC conducted half of research).

[GBIC’15] “Circuit-level Electricity Metering and Analytics for Building,” funded by Singapore Building Construction Authority (BCA), May 2015 – June 2017, S$ 270K, Role: PI.

[MOETIF’14] “A Revolutionary AMR-based Energy Management System for a Smarter Home,” funded through Ministry of Education Translational and Innovation Fund, April 2014 – March 2016, S$ 375K, Role: Collaborator.

[PREGAP’14] “A Non-invasive Solution for Electric Sub-metering,” funded through A*STAR Pre-Gap Fund, June 2014 – December 2015, S$ 15K, Role: PI.

 

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