Dr. Lei Chen received his B.Eng. degree in Computer Science and Applications from Nanjing University of Technology, China, in 2000, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Auburn University, USA, in August 2007. He joined the Department of Computer Science at Sam Houston State University in 2007 as Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in August 2013. He is also the Graduate Coordinator for all three master programs offered by the department.

Dr. Chen's research interests focus on network, information, cloud, and Big Data security, digital forensics, and mobile, handheld and wireless security. His extended research reaches the areas of computer networking, multimedia networking, network routing, and artificial intelligence. He was a graduate research assistant for 5 years at Auburn University and worked as Vodafone Research Fellow during his Ph.D. study. He has authored or co-authored more than sixty peer-reviewed scholarly works, including journal papers, book chapters, and conference proceeding papers. His edited book "Wireless Network Security: Theories and Practices", published by Springer (U.S.) and Higher Education Press (HEP), was released in May 2013.

Between 2009 and 2014, Dr. Chen has secured seven research grants with total amount of $103,800.

Auburn University Auburn, AL Ph.D., Aug.  2007
Department: Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE)  
Dissertation: On Secure Media Streaming with Path Diversity in MANETs  
Nanjing University of Technology Nanjing, JiangSu, China B.Eng., June 2000
Department: Computer Science and Applications  

Senior Project: A kindergarten Information Management System



Sept. 2013 ~ current: Associate Professor with tenure, Computer Science, Sam Houston State University

Jan. 2013 ~ current: Graduate Coordinator (Advisor) for CIS, DF, and IAS master programs

Sept. 2007 ~ Aug. 2013: Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Sam Houston State University

Aug. 2001~ Aug. 2007: Teaching/Research Assistant/Fellow, Instructor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auburn University

Jan. 2001 ~ July 2001: Network and Database Engineer, Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, Shenzhen, China


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Last update: 03/10/2014