Chiu C. Tan

Dr. Chiu C. Tan

Assistant Professor

Mailing address

1925 North 12th Street, Rm 350

SERC Center, 035-10

Philadelphia, PA 19122-1801


cctan at temple dot edu



Teaching (Fall 2015)

Lecture: Tuesday, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Office hours: Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm or by appointment

Travel (Spring 2016)


Biography. I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University . I received my Ph.D in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary, and my B.S in Computer Science and B.A. in Economics (honors), both from the University of Texas at Austin. I am a member of the Center of Network Computing. I am also the director of the Temple University CIS Department REU program.

Research interests. My research interests lies in next generation computing systems. These systems often utilize the widespread deployment of mobile and embedded sensor devices, high bandwidth wireless coverage, and inexpensive cloud computing infrastructure, to develop new applications that enrich our lives. I usually work on research problems related to security and privacy. More information can be found here. My research is funded by NSF, DoD, Amazon AWS, and State of Pennsylvania.

Teaching. I am teaching an undergraduate class on security (CIS 4378) this semester. In the past, I have taught undergraduate courses in security (CIS 4378), undergraduate course in data structures and algorithms (CIS 3223), undergraduate/graduate computer networks (CIS 4319 & CIS 9617), graduate topics class on computer security (CIS 9590), graduate class on cloud security (CIS 5590), and graduate topics class on mobile and cloud computing (CIS 8590).

Job openings. I am currently looking for motivated undergraduates, Masters, and/or PhD students to join my research group. I am also interested in hosting visiting students and scholars. Please contact me if you are interested.