Teaching
Courses taught:
CS 4090 - Cybersecurity Competitions (Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020)
CS 4461 - Computer Networks (Fall 2020)
CS 4471/5471 - Computer Security (Fall 2018)
CS 5472 - Advanced Topics in Computer Security (Spring 2021, Spring 2019, Spring 2018)
CS 5740 - Development of Trusted Software (Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2018)

Teaching achievements:
Dr. Bo Chen has been identified as one of the 92 instructors (top 10%) in MTU who received an exceptional "Average of 7 Dimensions" student evaluation score during Spring 2019!
Dr. Bo Chen has been identified as one of the 89 instructors (top 10%) in MTU who received an exceptional "Average of 7 dimensions" student evaluation score during Spring 2018!

Integration of research projects into education:
Dr. Chen has been working on integrating his research projects into general education for college students.
Spring 2020: CS5740 (slide1, slide2, slide3)
Spring 2019: CS5472 (slide1, slide2, slide3, slide4)
Spring 2018: CS5472 (slide1, slide2, slide3, slide4)

Educational programs involvements
Dr. Chen is a core member of MTU Cybersecurity MS Program and one of the founding members of MTU Cybersecurity BS Major.
Reading Group
Security and Privacy (SnP) lab has been dedicated to broadcasting cybersecurity knowledge to graduate and undergraduate students. We have been running cybersecurity reading group in Department of Computer Science since Fall 2017. We try to create a casual environment in which students can sit together and freely discuss the most recent results of cybersecurity. Our group members meet biweekly and benefit from a few aspects:
1) Be exposed to the most recent research results in cybersecurity;
2) Improve skills of presentation and paper reading;
3) Improve ability of critical thinking;
4) Have the opportunity to be involved into various state-of-the-art research projects in cybersecurity.
Please contact Bo Chen (bchen@mtu.edu) if you are interested in joining the group.
Current Event:
Fall 2020
Past Events:
Spring 2020
Spring 2019
Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Fall 2017
Competition
Security and Privacy (SnP) lab has been dedicated to promoting cybersecurity education and training among undergraduate and graduate students. We have been actively involved undergraduate and graduate students in various cybersecurity competitions. One of the competitions we have been involved in is National Cyber League (NCL) cyber competition. The NCL was founded in May 2011 to provide an ongoing virtual training ground for collegiate students to develop, practice, and validate their cybersecurity skills. It is a defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cybersecurity competition. Its virtual training ground helps high school and college students prepare and test themselves against cybersecurity challenges that they will likely face in the workforce. All participants play the games simultaneously during Preseason, Regular Season and Postseason.
Dr. Chen is the faculty coach of MTU NCL team, and the co-adivisor of MTU RedTeam. Please contact me (bchen@mtu.edu) if you are interested in joining these teams.
Outcomes:
Fall 2020: We have 27 students who successfully complete the NCL cyber competition, among which 7 students rank top 100 out of 6011 participants in the individual games: Jacson Ott (52/6011),Trevor Hornsby (78/6011), Shane Hoppe (80/6011), Dakoda Patterson (90/6011), Matthew Chau (92/6011), Ryan Klemm (93/6011), Stu Kernstock (98/6011). For team games, we have 5 teams involved and 2 teams rank top 100 out of 957 teams. RedTeam@MTU (22/957): Trevor Hornsby, Stu Kernstock, Jacson Ott, Shane Hoppe, Dakoda Patterson, Ryan Klemm. RedTeam@MTU Alumni (67/957): Jack Bergman, Jon Preuth, Trevor Taubitz.
Spring 2020: We had 3 teams participating in the NCL cyber competition in this season. All the 3 teams were ranked top 100 out of 925 teams. Team 1 (Alexander Larkin, Jack Bergman, Jon Preuth, Trevor Hornsby, Shane Hoppe, Dakoda Patterson, Matthew Chau) was ranked 16; Team 2 (Sophia Kraus, Sam Breuer, Ian Hughes, Austin Doorlag, Sankalp Shastry, Hunter Indermuehle, Samantha Christie) was ranked 45; and Team 3 (John Claassen, Stu Kernstock, Jacson Ott, Bradley Gipson, Ethan Frenza, Tim Lucero, Anders Jacobsen) was ranked 78. Also, Shane Hoppe was ranked 95 out of 5357 participants in the individual game. The final Cyber Power Ranking of MTU in Spring 2020 was ranked 22 by Cyber Skyline based on the NCL performance!
Spring 2020: RedTeam hosted the 2020 MTU Winter Wonderhack - Capture The Flag, and there were 15 teams (totally 35 students) from MTU joining the competition.
Spring 2020: A pilot course for cybersecurity competitions, CS 4090 - Cybersecurity Competitions, was opened for those students who are interested in learning cybersecurity competition skills and getting involved in various CTF competitions.
Fall 2019: Our team (id: RedTeam@MTU) placed 8th out of 689 teams in NCL Fall 2019 cyber competition team game! A breakthrough since our first joining of NCL competition in Fall 2017. Big congratulations, Alexander Larkin, John Claassen, Jack Bergman, Jon Preuth, Trevor Hornsby, Shane Hoppe, Matthew Chau! Great job! We also had two members who were ranked top 100 out of 4149 players in the individual game: John Claassen (67 out of 4149), Alex Larkin (70 out of 4149). Congratulations, John and Alex! The final Cyber Power Ranking of MTU in Fall 2019 was ranked 11 by Cyber Skyline based on the NCL performance.
Spring 2019: Our NCL team (Jack Bergman, Trevor Hornsby, Stu Kernstock, Alex Larkin, Jon Preuth) placed 97 out of 510 teams in Spring 2019 competition season!
Fall 2018: Alex Larkin placed 17th out of 3,324 students/players in NCL Fall 2018 Regular Season! Our NCL team (Alex Larkin, Jon Preuth, Jack Bergman) placed 81 out of 360 teams in Fall 2018 Postseason!
Spring 2018: Alex Larkin placed 36th out of 3,350 students/players in NCL Spring 2018 Regular Season!
Fall 2017: Alex Larkin placed 101 out of 3,449 students/players in NCL Fall 2017 Regular Season!
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