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Yepang Liu (CV)
Ph.D. (HKUST), ACM, IEEE and CCF Member
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology
Office: Room 606, Block 10, Chuang Yuan, SUSTech
Email: liuyp1 AT sustc DOT edu DOT cn

Short Bio: I am a tenure-track assistant professor at the CSE Department of SUSTech. My research interests include software testing and analysis, cyber-physical systems, mobile computing, and cybersecurity. I obtained my B.Sc. degree in Computer Science with honor from Nanjing University in 2010, and my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from HKUST in 2015. Prior to joining SUSTech, I worked at the CASTLE Lab and Cybersecurity Lab of HKUST as a postdoc from Sept. 2015 to Feb. 2018, under the supervision of Prof. Shing-Chi Cheung and Prof. Charles Zhang.

I am looking for self-motivated students and postdocs to work with me on exciting projects related to intelligent software engineering, cyber-physical systems, and cybersecurity. Please send me emails with a copy of your CV if you are interested and have relevant background ( NLP and machine learning experiences are a plus).

Selected Awards and Honors

Selected Publications (full list)

  1. new [TSE 2018] "Understanding and Detecting Fragmentation-Induced Compatibility Issues for Android Apps" by Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, Shing-Chi Cheung, Huaxun Huang, Xuan Lu, and Xuanzhe Liu, to appear. [preprint][project website][bibtex]
  2. new [ASE 2018] "Understanding and Detecting Callback Compatibility Issues for Android Applications" by Huaxun Huang, Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, and S.C. Cheung. [acceptance rate: 19.9%][preprint][bibtex]
  3. new [ASE 2018] "A Tale of Two Cities: How WebView Induces Bugs to Android Applications" by Jiajun Hu, Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, S.C. Cheung, and Huaxun Huang. [acceptance rate: 19.9%][preprint][bibtex]
  4. [ESEC/FSE 2017] "OASIS: Prioritizing Static Analysis Warnings for Android Apps Based on App User Reviews" by Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, and S.C. Cheung. [acceptance rate: 24.4%][pdf][tool and data][bibtex]
  5. [FSE 2016] "Understanding and Detecting Wake Lock Misuses for Android Applications" by Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, S.C. Cheung, and Valerio Terragni. [acceptance rate: 27.1%][pdf][slides][bibtex][dataset][Platinum-level Artifacts]
  6. [ASE 2016] "Taming Android Fragmentation: Characterizing and Detecting Compatibility Issues for Android Apps" by Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, and S.C. Cheung. [acceptance rate: 19.1%][pdf][bibtex][dataset][slides][ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award]
  7. [ISSTA 2016] "CSNIPPEX: Automated Synthesis of Compilable Code Snippets from Q&A Sites" by Valerio Terragni, Yepang Liu, and S.C. Cheung. [acceptance rate: 25.2%][pdf][bibtex][tool][Artifact evaluated]
  8. [ICSE 2016] "CUSTODES: Automatic Spreadsheet Cell Clustering and Smell Detection Using Strong and Weak Features" by S.C. Cheung, Wanjun Chen, Yepang Liu, and Chang Xu. [acceptance rate: 19.1%][PDF][tool and dataset][bibtex]
  9. [IEEE SW 2015] "Diagnosing Energy Efficiency and Performance for Mobile Internetware Applications" by Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, and S.C. Cheung. [pdf][bibtex]
  10. [ASE 2014] "Verifying Self-adaptive Applications Suffering Uncertainty" by Wenhua Yang, Chang Xu, Yepang Liu, Chun Cao, Xiaoxing Ma, and Jian Lu. [acceptance rate: 20.0%][pdf][bibtex]
  11. [TSE 2014] "GreenDroid: Automated Diagnosis of Energy Inefficiency for Smartphone Applications" by Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, S.C. Cheung, and Jian Lu. [pdf][project website][bibtex]
  12. [TOSEM 2014] "Scaling Up Symbolic Analysis by Removing Z-Equivalent States" by Yueqi Li, S.C. Cheung, Xiangyu Zhang, and Yepang Liu. [pdf][bibtex]
  13. [ICSE 2014] "Characterizing and Detecting Performance Bugs for Smartphone Applications" by Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, and S.C. Cheung. [acceptance rate: 20.0%][pdf][project website][slides][bibtex][ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award]
  14. [PerCom 2013] "Where Has My Battery Gone? Finding Sensor Related Energy Black Holes in Smartphone Applications" by Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, and S.C. Cheung. [acceptance rate: 11.2%][pdf][project website][slides][bibtex]
  15. [JSS 2013] "AFChecker: Effective Model Checking for Context-Aware Adaptive Applications" by Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, and S.C. Cheung. [pdf][project website][bibtex]

Invited Talks and Articles

  1. "Green Mobile Software Engineering: Datasets, Techniques, and Impacts" by Yepang Liu. Invited talk at Nanjing University, May 15, 2017, Nanjing, China.
  2. "Towards Engineering Green, Fast, and Reliable Mobile Applications" by Yepang Liu. Invited talk at Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sept. 14, 2016, Beijing, China.
  3. "Automated Analysis of Energy Efficiency and Execution Performance for Android Applications" by Yepang Liu. Invited talk at WeChat, December 10, 2015, Guangzhou, China.
  4. "Automated Analysis of Energy Efficiency and Execution Performance for Android Applications" by Yepang Liu. Invited talk at the NII Shonan Meeting on Mobile App Store Analytics, October 20, 2015, Tokyo, Japan.
  5. "Detecting Energy and Performance Bugs for Smartphone Applications" by Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, S.C. Cheung. In Communications of the CCF (in Chinese), Vol. 10, No. 12, pp. 40-42, December 2014. [pdf]
  6. "Automating Performance Analysis for Smartphone Applications" by Yepang Liu. Invited talk at Huawei, August 11, 2014, Shenzhen, China.
  7. "CHECKERDROID: Automated Quality Assurance for Smartphone Applications" by Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, S.C. Cheung, and Wenhua Yang. In International Journal of Software and Informatics (IJSI), Vol. 8, Iss. 1, pp. 21-41, 2014. Invited article based on a keynote talk at Internetware 2013. [pdf]
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