Eric Chan-Tin

Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Oklahoma State University

chantin AT

Office: 229 MSCS
Phone Number: 405-744-5273

Links: Publications, Teaching, Students

I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Oklahoma State University. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in May 2011. I am privileged to have worked with Professor Nick Hopper (adviser) and Professor Yongdae Kim.

I am always looking for motivated students (undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D.) to work with me in the research areas below. E-mail me or stop by my office. Also, consider enrolling in CS 5283 for Fall or CS 4243/5243 for Spring.

Research Interests


Journals, Conferences/Workshops, Posters, In Progress


Praveen Khethavath, Johnson Thomas, and Eric Chan-Tin. "Towards an Efficient Distributed Cloud Computing Architecture", Journal of Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, pg 1-17, 2016.

Jiyoung Shin, Sunil Kancharlapalli, Michael Farcasin, and Eric Chan-Tin. "SmartPass: a smarter geolocation-based authentication scheme", Wiley Security and Communication Networks, n/a, 10.1002/sec.1311, 2015.

Eric Chan-Tin, Jiyoung Shin, and Praveen Khethavath. "Accurate Geolocation using Network Coordinates", International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN), 2015.

Eric Chan-Tin and Qi Cheng. "Secure Routing and Scheduling in Ad-Hoc Cognitive Radio Networks for Public Safety", International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR), 5(2), 44-60. doi:10.4018/ijhcr.2014040103, 2015.

Michael Farcasin and Eric Chan-Tin. "Why We Hate IT: Two Surveys on Pre-generated and Expiring Passwords in an Academic Setting", Wiley Security and Communication Networks, n/a, 10.1002/sec.1184, 2015.

Eric Chan-Tin, Victor Heorhiadi, Yongdae Kim, and Nicholas Hopper. "Hijacking the Vuze BitTorrent Network: All your hop are belong to us", IET Information Security, December 2014.

Eric Chan-Tin, Victor Heorhiadi, Nicholas Hopper, and Yongdae Kim. " The Frog-Boiling Attack: Limitations of Secure Network Coordinate Systems", ACM Transactions on Information and Systems Security (TISSEC), 14(3):1-28, November 2011. (@2011 ACM)

Peng Wang, James Tyra, Eric Chan-Tin, Tyson Malchow, Denis Foo Kune, Nicholas Hopper, and Yongdae Kim. "Attacking the kad network - real world evaluation and high fidelity simulation using DVN", Security and Communication Networks, n/a. doi: 10.1002/sec.172

Nicholas Hopper, Eugene Y. Vasserman, and Eric Chan-Tin. "How much anonymity does network latency leak?", ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC),13(2):1-28, February 2010. (© 2010 ACM)

Peer-Reviewed Conferences/Workshops

Joe Cecil, M.B. Bharathi Raj Kumar, Avinash Gupta, Miguel Pirela-Cruz, Eric Chan-Tin, and Jiangmin Yu. "Development of a Virtual Reality based Simulation Environment for Orthopedic Surgical Training", OTM Federated International Conferences 2016, Industry Case Studies Program, Rhodes, Greece.

Eric Chan-Tin. "AnonCall: Making Anonymous Cellular Phone Calls", MFSec 2015.

Jiangmin Yu and Eric Chan-Tin. "Identifying Webbrowsers in Encrypted Communications", ACM WPES 2014.

Qi Cheng and Eric Chan-Tin. "A Unified Framework for Robust Cooperative Spectrum Sensing", Asilomar 2014.

Qi Cheng and Eric Chan-Tin. "Efficient Routing and Scheduling in Ad-hoc Cognitive Radio Networks", at National Wireless Research Collaboration Symposium (NWRCS) 2014.

Eric Chan-Tin, Jiyoung Shin, and Jiangmin Yu. "Revisiting Circuit Clogging Attacks on Tor", at International Conference on Availability, Reliability, and Security (ARES) 2013.

Praveen Khethavath, Johnson Thomas, Eric Chan-Tin, and Hong Liu. "Introducing a Distributed Cloud Architecture with Efficient Resource Discovery and Optimal Resource Allocation", at 3rd IEEE SERVICES CloudPerf Workshop 2013.

Eric Chan-Tin, Tingting Chen, and Subhash Kak. "A Comprehensive Security Model in Networking Applications", Workshop on Privacy, Security and Trust in Mobile and Wireless Systems (MobiPST) 2012.

Eric Chan-Tin and Nicholas Hopper. "KoNKS: Konsensus-style Network Koordinate System", at ACM ASIACCS 2012.

Eric Chan-Tin and Nicholas Hopper. "Accurate and Provably Secure Latency Estimation with Treeple", at NDSS 2011, San Diego, CA.

Eric Chan-Tin, Daniel Feldman, Yongdae Kim, and Nicholas Hopper. "The Frog-Boiling Attack: Limitations of Anomaly Detection for Secure Network Coordinates," at SecureComm 2009, Athens, Greece.

Hun Kang, Eric Chan-Tin, Yongdae Kim, and Nicholas Hopper. "Why Kad Lookup Fails", at IEEE Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P) 2009, Seattle, Washington.

Brent ByungHoon Kang, Eric Chan-Tin, Christopher P. Lee, James Tyra, Hun Jeong Kang, Chris Nunnery, Zachariah Wadler, Greg Sinclair, Nicholas Hopper, David Dagon, and Yongdae Kim. "Towards Complete Node Enumeration in a Peer-to-Peer Botnet", at ACM Symposium on Information, Computer & Communication Security (ASIACCS) 2009, Sydney, Australia.

Peng Wang, James Tyra, Tyson Malchow, Yongdae Kim, Nicholas Hopper, Denis Foo Kune, and Eric Chan-Tin. "Attacking the Kad Network" at SecureComm 2008, Istanbul, Turkey.

Nicholas Hopper, Eugene Y. Vasserman, and Eric Chan-Tin. "How much anonymity does network latency leak?" at ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) 2007, Alexandria VA, USA.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Posters

Eric Chan-Tin and Nicholas Hopper. "Secure Latency Estimation with Treeple", in ACM CCS'10/Posters.


Oklahoma State University

CS 4243/5243: Algorithms and Processes in Computer Security: Spring 2015, Spring 2016

CS 5283: Computer Network Programming: Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

CS 2433: C/C++ Programming: Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014

CS 5070: Security Seminar: Fall 2011

Students Supervision

I had the privilege of working with the following students:

Ph.D. Students, current

Ph.D. Students, Advised

M.S. Students, Advised

Undergraduate Research Supervision