Prof. Lei Chen

Invited Speech Title: Security, Privacy, and Digital Forensics in Mobile Services

Speaker's Bio:
Lei Chen is tenured Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director (MSAE-IT) and WebBSIT Program Coordinator for the Department of Information Technology at Georgia Southern University. He received his PhD. in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Auburn University, USA.Dr. Chen’s research interests focus on the security, privacy and digital forensics of networks, information, cloud, Big Data, and mobile, handheld and wireless networks. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scholarly works, including publications with high-impact journals and conferences, such as the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Springer Mobile Networks and Applications, IEEE GLOBECOM, and IEEE ICNC. His edited book “Wireless Network Security: Theories and Practices”, published by Springer in August 2013, has received over 17,800 combined downloads. His scholarly activities are supported by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).Dr. Chen has served as the editor, associate editor, and guest editor for multiple high-impact journals, such as the Elsevier Journal of Network and Applications, Spring MONET, and IEEE COMSOC Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, Communications – Frontiers. He has also chaired and helped organize many international conferences and workshops, such as IEEE INFOCOM workshop, IEEE GLOBECOM workshop, IEEE ICNC, IEEE Mobile Cloud, and IEEE Smart City Innovations.

Invited Speech Abstract:
Mobile applications and services have been an integral part of modern life and work in the recent years. Along with the advantages of efficiency and convenience brought by mobile services comes the concerns of security and privacy. Personal and private information and sensitive business data are exchanged among and processed in mobile systems and networks through mobile apps and portals. The main challenge is how to promote efficiency and convenience without compromising user privacy and data security. In the case of network attacks and data breaches, digital forensics plays its important role in acquiring, analyzing and presenting potential digital evidence. This talk focuses on the importance, current progresses and future trends of research and developments in security, privacy and the aftermath digital forensics in mobile services.