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招生:2023年入学博士生、硕士生
研究方向:软件安全、程序分析与测试、RISC-V软件等

I am interested in testing and analyzing large-scale programs, such as detection of concurrency issues and security bugs. My main works are as follows:

  • Concurrency
    • General algorithms for detecting concurrency bugs (ESEC/FSE 2021a).
    • Deadlock detection, from prediction (ICSE 2020, ICSE 2012, IEEE TSE 2014) to isolation (ASE 2016, TSE 2016, ICSE 2014, IEEE TPDS 2015, PPoPP 2013, ICSE 2012).
    • High quality strategy for concurrency bug fixing/repair: FSE 2017a, ICSE 2016a.
    • Data race detection, such as sampling and active detection: FSE 2017b, FSE 2016, FSE 2015.
  • Security
    • Understand concurrency vulnerabilities: ESEC/FSE 2019, ESEC/FSE 2021b, ISSTA 2021a.
    • Understand vulnerabilities on Android: SANER 2020.
  • Mining
    • Rule based bug mining (ICSE 2016b, ESEC/FSE 2018, IEEE TSE 2019).

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Recent Publications (more)

  1. Liang He, Hong Hu, Purui Su, Yan Cai, and Zhenkai Liang. FreeWill: Automatically Diagnosing Use-after-free Bugs via Reference Miscounting Detection on Binaries. USENIX Security’22, 2022.
  2. Yan Cai, Hao Yun, Jinqiu Wang, Lei Qiao, and Jens Palsberg. Sound and Efficient Concurrency Bug Prediction. ESEC/FSE’21, 2021.
  3. Kunpeng Yu, Chenxu Wang, Yan Cai, Xiapu Luo, and Zijiang Yang. Detecting Concurrency Vulnerabilities Based on Partial Orders of Memory and Thread Events. ESEC/FSE’21, 2021.
  4. Ming Yuan, Yeseop Lee, Chao Zhang, Yun Li, Yan Cai, and Bodong Zhao. RAProducer: Efficiently Diagnose and Reproduce Data Race Bugs for Binaries via Trace Analysis. ISSTA’21, 2021.
  5. Meng Ren, Zijing Yin, Fuchen Ma, Zhenyang Xu, Yu Jiang, Chengnian Sun, Huizhong Li, and Yan Cai. Empirical Evaluation of Smart Contract Testing: What Is the Best Choice? ISSTA’21, 2021.
  6. Yutian Tang, Hao Zhou, Xiapu Luo, Ting Chen, Haoyu Wang, Zhou Xu, and Yan Cai. XDebloat: Towards Automated Feature-Oriented App Debloating. IEEE TSE, 2021.
  7. Yang Liu, Ming Fan, Ting Liu, Yu Hao, Zisen Xu, Kai Chen, Hao Chen, and Yan Cai. ConcSpectre: Be Aware of Forthcoming Malware Hidden in Concurrent Programs. QRS, 2021. Best Paper Award.