Li-Chiou Chen
Department Chairperson


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School/College: Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Department(s): Information Technology West
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Office Hours: (Fall 2017)

Office Phone:
+1 (914) 773-3907



Dr. Li-Chiou Chen is a professor at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University. She has a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and was affiliated with the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems. While at CMU, she built a computational simulation tool to investigate policy decisions in countering distributed denial-of-service attacks. In addition, she participated in a DARPA-funded research project, BioWar, where she analyzed policy decisions to respond against the spread of biological agents using multi-agent based simulation. Her current research has been focused on user authentication, application security, security risk perception and management, and security policy enforcement. She has published papers in top academic journals, including Computer & Security, Decision Support Systems and IEEE Transactions. Li-Chiou has developed a set of teaching materials called SWEET (Secure WEb dEvelopment Teaching) for the design, analysis and implementation of secure web application development. She is also the principal investigator of the CyberCorps program at Pace University, supported by the National Science Foundation, as well as the GenCyber programs, supported by the National Security Agency.


PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, Engineering and Public Policy, Pittsburgh, PA, US, 2003

Engineering and Public Policy

MS, Carnegie Mellon University, Engineering and Public Policy, Pittsburgh, PA, US, 2000

Engineering and Public Policy

MBA, National Chengchi University, Management Information Systems, Taipei, TA, Taiwan, 1994

Management Information Systems

BBA, National Chengchi University, Management Information Systems, Taipei, TA, Taiwan, 1992

Management Information Systems

Scheduled Courses

Fall 2017:
No courses scheduled.

View All Courses Taught
  • CIS 101: Computers and Security
  • CIT 251: Computer Security Overview
  • CIT 352: Network and Internet Security
  • CIT 354: Computer Forensics
  • CIT 471: Information Tchnlgy Internship
  • CIT 481: Cpstn in Infrmtn Tchnlgy
  • CIT 490: Independent Study in Infor Tec
  • CS 704: Independent Research
  • DCS 860: Topics in Data Security
  • DCS 891: Research Seminar I
  • DCS 891: Research Seminar VI
  • DCS 990: Dissertation for DPS in Cmptng
  • DCS 991: Dssrttn for DPS in Cmptg II
  • IS 495: Information Systems Internship
  • IS 632: Business Telecommunications
  • IS 641: Information Security/Controls
  • IS 650: Telecommunications Management
  • IT 300: Computer Security Overview
  • IT 304: Network & Internet Security
  • IT 600: Overrview:Computer Network/IT
  • IT 600: Overview:Computer Network/IT
  • IT 600: Ovrvw -Cmptr Network / IT Tech
  • IT 603: Overview of Infrmtn Security
  • IT 666: Information Security Managemnt
  • IT 691: IT for E-Commerce Project I
  • Research Interests

    User authentication, application security, security risk perception and management, and computer security policy enforcement.

    Awards and Honors

    • Pace University, 2010 - Pace Sponsored Research Release-Time Award
    • Pace University, 2009 - Pace Scholarly Research Award
    • Pace University, 2008 - Pace Scholarly Research Award
    • Pace University, 2006 - Pace Seidenberg School Summer Research Grant
    • Pace University, 2005 - Pace Sponsored Research Release-Time Award
    • NULL, January 1, 1999 - Liang Ji-Dian Fellowship for Engineering and Science Students


    • Homeland Security Today [Magazine], August 24 2015
      $2.5 Million Grant to Train Cybersecurity Professionals Given to Pace University
    • The Westchester Magzine [Magazine], July 2015
      Pace University Training The Next Generation Of Cybersecurity Experts
    • WABC, TV [TV], January 18 2012
      News interview regarding English Wikipedia anti-SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) blackout
    • AT&T Internet Security News Network [Internet], 2006
      Regarding opinions on computer security issues
    • Westchester County Business Journal [Magazine], November 14 2005
      Regarding Seidenberg funding


    • Academy of Information Management (AIM) [Member]
    • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [Member]
    • Association for Information Systems (AIS) [Member]
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [Member]
    • North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science (NAACSOS) [Member]

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    • Chen, L., Hayes, D. & Ryan, J. (2015, August 1). A Multiple Pathway Approach to CyberCorps . National Science Foundation , Federal , $2,550,986.00 . Funded,
    • Chen, L., Cotoranu, A. & Qiu, M. (2016, May 1). GenCyber Summer Workshop in Cybersecurity for High School Teachers at Pace University. NSA , Federal , $98,465.00 . Funded,
    • Mosley, P. & Chen, L. (2016, March 25). Camp CyberBot: GenCyber Camp in Cybersecurity for High School Students. NSA and NSF , Federal , $61,926.97 . Funded,Camp CyberBot, the 2016 GenCyber summer camp in Cybersecurity at Pace University (Pace) is a five-day non-residential workshop held from 9am – 4pm with 1 instructional hour and 5 hands-on/group activity hours. This camp utilizes SeaPerch (underwater robot) as a platform for teaching cybersecurity concepts and fundamentals.
    • Chen, L. & , . (2015, September). The Center for Women in Technology at Pace University. GE Capital Americas , Private , $49,319.00 . Funded,
    • Chen, L., , . & , . (2014, September). Information Assurance Scholarship Program. Department of Defense , Federal , $140,053.00 . Funded,


    Li, J. S., Chen, L., Monaco, J. V., Singh, P. & Tappert, C. C. (2016, August). A Comparison of Classifiers and Features for Authorship Authentication of Social Networking Messages. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.

    Chen, L., Chen, L., Nassar, N. & Qiu, M. (2016, June). An Analysis of Server-side Design for Seed-based Mobile Authentication.

    Lamaute, N., Piccoli, A., Chen, L. & Cotoranu, A. (2016, May). A Substitution Cipher for Musical Cryptography.

    Navarro-Machuca , J. & Chen, L. (2016, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Embedding Model-Based Security Policies in Software Development.

    Perez, G. E., Monaco, J. V., Tappert, C., Chen, L. & , . (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Cybersecurity Outreach for Underrepresented Minority Students. The National Cybersecurity Institute Journal. Vol 2 (Issue 2)

    Li, J., Monaco, J., Chen, L. & Tappert, C. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Authorship Authentication Using Short Messages from Social Networking Sites.

    Gai, K., Qiu, M., Chen, L., Liu, M. & , . (2015, August). Electronic Health Record Error Prevention Approach using Ontology in Big Data.

    Nassar, N., Chen, L. & , . (2015, August). Multi Seed Authentication Using S/Key Scheme.

    Nassar, N., Chen, L. & , . (2015, June). Seed Based Authentication.

    Alexandrou , A. & Chen, L. (2014, May 2). The Security Risk Perception Model for the Adoption of Mobile Devices in the Healthcare Industry.


    Chen, L. (2015, November 4). National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Conference. GenCyber Teachers’ Workshop in Cybersecurity. San Diego

    Chen, L. & , . (2015, June). NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, . Web Security and User Authentication. College of Staten Island, City University of New York, New York, New York


    • Information Technology Curriculum Committee [Committee Chair]


    • Honors College Advisory Committee [Committee Member]
    • Pace Path [Seidenberg Representative]
    • University ISAC Committee
      Desc: Review Security Policy and Regulatory Compliance
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Review and establish security and access control policy Review HIPAA Compliance
    • Westchester campus, ABET accreditation for the BS/IT program [Lead faculty member]
      Desc: ABET accreditation for course syllabi


    • American Conference on Information Systems, 2009 & 2010 ,Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, 2010 & 2011 [Session Chair]
    • Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education 2006-2013 ,American Conference on Information Systems 2004, 2008-2013 ,Workshop on Link Analysis, Counter Terrorism and Security 2005 ,The Second Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics , 2004 [Conference-Related]
      Desc: Conference reviews
    • IEEE Services Workshop on Security and Privacy Engineering, 2012 & 2013 -,7th Annual Midwest Association of Information Systems Conference, May, 2012 , Workshop on Link Analysis, Counter Terrorism and Security 2005 [Program committee]
    • Management Science ,IEEE Security and Privacy ,IEEE Transactions on Systems : Man and Cybernetics ,Decision Support Systems ,European Journal of Operational Research ,Journal of Electronic Commerce Research ,Communications of ACM [Reviewer, Journal Article]
      Desc: Review journals
    • SUNY Rockland Community College [Information Assurance Curriculum Advisory Board]
      Desc: curriculum advisory
    • National Science Foundation [Panel Reviewer]
      Desc: Review 10+ proposals for a review panel hosted by NSF