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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology
Office: Room 606, Building 10, Innovation Park (创园), SUSTech
Email: liuyp1 AT sustech DOT edu DOT cn
Tel: +86-0755-88015159

I am an 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, under the supervision of Prof. Shing-Chi Cheung and Prof. Charles Zhang.

I am looking for self-motivated students and postdocs. Please send me emails with your CV if you are interested in my projects and have relevant background (strong programming skills are required, NLP and machine learning experiences are a plus).

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  1. [ESEC/FSE 2019] Ming Wen, Rongxin Wu, Yepang Liu, Yongqiang Tian, Xuan Xie, Shing-Chi Cheung, Zhendong Su. Exploring and Exploiting the Correlations between Bug-Inducing and Bug-Fixing Commits. In the 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, pp. 326-337, Tallinn, Estonia, August 2019. [acceptance rate: 24.4%][pdf]

  2. [EMSE 2019] Yepang Liu, Jue Wang, Lili Wei, Chang Xu, Shing-Chi Cheung, Tianyong Wu, Jun Yan, Jian Zhang. DroidLeaks: A Comprehensive Database of Resource Leaks in Android Apps. In Empirical Software Engineering, to appear. [pdf][dataset]

  3. [ICSE 2019] Ming Wen, Yepang Liu, Rongxin Wu, Xuan Xie, Shing-Chi Cheung, Zhendong Su. Exposing Library API Misuses via Mutation Analysis. In the 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pp. 866-877, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 2019. [acceptance rate: 21.0%][pdf]

  4. award [ICSE 2019] Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, Shing-Chi Cheung. PIVOT: Learning API-Device Correlations to Facilitate Android Compatibility Issue Detection. In the 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, pp. 878-888, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 2019. [acceptance rate: 21.0%][pdf]

  5. [SANER 2019] Wenjie Li, Yanyan Jiang, Chang Xu, Yepang Liu, Xiaoxing Ma, Jian Lu. Characterizing and Detecting Inefficient Image Displaying Issues in Android Apps. In the 26th edition of the IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering, pp. 355-365, Hangzhou, China, March 2019. [acceptance rate: 27.0%][pdf]

  6. [TSE 2018] Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, Shing-Chi Cheung, Huaxun Huang, Xuan Lu, Xuanzhe Liu. Understanding and Detecting Fragmentation-Induced Compatibility Issues for Android Apps. In IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. [preprint]

  7. [ASE 2018] Huaxun Huang,Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, Shing-Chi Cheung. Understanding and Detecting Callback Compatibility Issues for Android Applications. In the 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, pp. 532-542, Montpellier, France, September 2018. [acceptance rate: 19.9%][pdf]

  8. [ASE 2018] Jiajun Hu, Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, Shing-Chi Cheung, Huaxun Huang. A Tale of Two Cities: How WebView Induces Bugs to Android Applications. In the 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, pp. 702-713, Montpellier, France, September 2018. [acceptance rate: 19.9%][pdf]

  9. [ESEC/FSE 2017] Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, Shing-Chi Cheung. OASIS: Prioritizing Static Analysis Warnings for Android Apps Based on App User Reviews. In the 11th Joint Meeting Of The European Software Engineering Conference and The ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, pp. 672-682, Paderborn, Germany, September 2017. [acceptance rate: 24.4%][pdf][tool and data]

  10. [FSE 2016] Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, Shing-Chi Cheung, Valerio Terragni. Understanding and Detecting Wake Lock Misuses for Android Applications. In the 24th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, pp. 396-409, Seattle, WA, USA, November 2016. [acceptance rate: 27.1%][pdf][slides][dataset]

  11. award [ASE 2016] Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, Shing-Chi Cheung. Taming Android Fragmentation: Characterizing and Detecting Compatibility Issues for Android Apps. In the 31st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, pp. 226-237, Singapore, September 2016. [acceptance rate: 19.1%][pdf][dataset][slides]

  12. [ISSTA 2016] Valerio Terragni, Yepang Liu, Shing-Chi Cheung. CSNIPPEX: Automated Synthesis of Compilable Code Snippets from Q&A Sites. In the 25th International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, pp. 118-129, Saarbrücken, Germany, July 2016. [acceptance rate: 25.2%][pdf][tool]

  13. [ICSE 2016] Shing-Chi Cheung, Wanjun Chen, Yepang Liu, Chang Xu. CUSTODES: Automatic Spreadsheet Cell Clustering and Smell Detection Using Strong and Weak Features. In the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering, pp. 464-475, Austin, TX, USA, May 2016. [acceptance rate: 19.1%][pdf][tool and dataset]

  14. [IEEE SW 2015] Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, Shing-Chi Cheung. Diagnosing Energy Efficiency and Performance for Mobile Internetware Applications. In IEEE Software, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 67-75, January 2015. [pdf]

  15. [ASE 2014] Wenhua Yang, Chang Xu, Yepang Liu, Chun Cao, Xiaoxing Ma, Jian Lu. Verifying Self-adaptive Applications Suffering Uncertainty. In the 29th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, pp. 199-209, Vasteras, Sweden, September 2014. [acceptance rate: 20.0%][pdf]

  16. [TSE 2014] Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, Shing-Chi Cheung, Jian Lu. GreenDroid: Automated Diagnosis of Energy Inefficiency for Smartphone Applications. In IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 40, No. 9, pp. 911-940, September 2014. [pdf][project website]

  17. [TOSEM 2014] Yueqi Li, Shing-Chi Cheung, Xiangyu Zhang, Yepang Liu. Scaling Up Symbolic Analysis by Removing Z-Equivalent States. In ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, Vol. 23, Iss. 4, Article 34, pp. 1-32, August 2014. [pdf]

  18. award [ICSE 2014] Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, Shing-Chi Cheung. Characterizing and Detecting Performance Bugs for Smartphone Applications. In the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering, pp. 1013-1024, Hyderabad, India, May 2014. [acceptance rate: 20.0%][pdf][project website][slides]

  19. [PerCom 2013] Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, Shing-Chi Cheung. Where Has My Battery Gone? Finding Sensor Related Energy Black Holes in Smartphone Applications. In the 11th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, pp. 2-10, San Diego, CA, USA, March 2013. [acceptance rate: 11.2%][pdf][project website][slides]

  20. [JSS 2013] Yepang Liu, Chang Xu, Shing-Chi Cheung. AFChecker: Effective Model Checking for Context-Aware Adaptive Applications. In Journal of Systems and Software, Vol. 86, Iss. 3, pp. 854-867, March 2013. [pdf][project website]


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