George Mason University
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George Mason University

Songqing Chen

Associate Professor, Computer Science

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  • 703-993-3176 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 5319
    4400 University Drive, MS 4A5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Innovation in streaming and cloud technologies.

Sonqing Chen directs his research interest toward computer and network systems and security, parallel and distributed systems, and mobile computing. In his research, Chen invents solutions for real world issues such as weather emergency communication and sustaining computer resources during cyber attack. Many of these new solutions rely on emerging technologies in virtual, or “cloud” computing. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, an Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Young Investigator (YIP) Award, a Mason Emerging Researcher, Scholar, and Creator Award, a CS and a VSE Rising Star Faculty Research Award, and a CS Outstanding Research Award.

Songqing Chen teaches several senior and graduate level classes in computer communications and distributed systems.


PhD, Computer Science, College of William and Mary (2004)

MS, Computer Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (1999)

BS, Computer Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (1997)

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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor

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2015 - 2018 : NeTS Small: Towards Energy-efficient Internet Mobile Streaming. Funded by National Science Foundation.

2011 - 2016 : CSR: Small: System Research to Advance Real-time Dust Storm Forecasting. Funded by National Science Foundation.

2015 - 2015 : Moving Target Defense Through Dynamic Virtual Machine Placement in Clouds. Funded by US Department of the Army.

Research Interests

Computer and Network Security, Computer Networks, Computer Systems, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Mobile Computing