Dr Guowei Yang

Senior Lecturer

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

Dr. Guowei Yang is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests are in software engineering, cyber security, and programming languages, with a focus on improving software reliability and security. Prior to joining UQ in 2021, he was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Texas State University, USA. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, USA in 2013. To find out more details please check his homepage: https://guoweiyang.github.io.

Prospective students -- Dr. Guowei Yang is looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students with background in software engineering, AI, or cyber security. His current work focuses on detecting and fixing software bugs and vulnerabilities using program analysis and AI techniques, such as testing, symbolic execution, fuzzing, deep learning, etc. Students who are interested please send him an email with your CV. The University of Queensland ranks in the top 50 according to the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 36 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 47 in the QS World University Rankings, 51 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and 54 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Research Interests

  • Software engineering
  • Cyber security
  • Programming languages

Qualifications

  • Master of Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Austin

Publications

  • Mahmud, Tarek, Che, Meiru and Yang, Guowei (2022). ACID: An API Compatibility Issue Detector for Android Apps. IEEE Computer Society. doi: 10.1109/ICSE-Companion55297.2022.9793733

  • Mahmud, Tarek, Khan, Mujahid, Rouijel, Jihan, Che, Meiru and Yang, Guowei (2021). API change impact analysis for android apps. 45th Annual International IEEE-Computer-Society Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), Virtual, 12-16 July 2021. Piscataway, NJ USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/COMPSAC51774.2021.00122

  • Mahmud, Tarek, Che, Meiru and Yang, Guowei (2021). Android compatibility issue detection using API differences. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER), Honolulu, HI USA, 9-12 March 2021. Piscataway, NJ USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/saner50967.2021.00051

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

  • Ngu, Anne H. H., Eyitayo, Jesuloluwa, Yang, Guowei, Campbell, Colin, Sheng, Quan Z. and Ni, Jianyuan (2021). An IoT edge computing framework using Cordova Accessor Host. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 9 (1), 671-683. doi: 10.1109/jiot.2021.3086043

  • Abreu, Rui, Amorim, Marcelod and Yang, Guowei (2020). Message from TAIC PART Chairs. Proceedings - 2020 IEEE 13th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops, ICSTW 2020 9156052. doi: 10.1109/ICSTW50294.2020.00014

  • Yang, Guowei, Qiu, Rui, Khurshid, Sarfraz, Pasareanu, Corina S. and Wen, Junye (2019). A synergistic approach to improving symbolic execution using test ranges. Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, 15 (3-4), 325-342. doi: 10.1007/s11334-019-00331-9

  • Yang, Guowei, Filieri, Antonio, Borges, Mateus, Clun, Donato and Wen, Junye (2019). Advances in symbolic execution. Advances in Computers, 113, 225-287. doi: 10.1016/bs.adcom.2018.10.002

  • Che, Meiru, Perry, Dewayne E. and Yang, Guowei (2015). Evaluating architectural design decision paradigms in global software development. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 25 (9-10), 1677-1692. doi: 10.1142/S0218194015400380

  • Yang, Guowei, Person, Suzette, Rungta, Neha and Khurshid, Sarfraz (2014). Directed incremental symbolic execution. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 24 (1) 2629536. doi: 10.1145/2629536

Conference Publication

  • Mahmud, Tarek, Che, Meiru and Yang, Guowei (2022). ACID: An API Compatibility Issue Detector for Android Apps. IEEE Computer Society. doi: 10.1109/ICSE-Companion55297.2022.9793733

  • Mahmud, Tarek, Khan, Mujahid, Rouijel, Jihan, Che, Meiru and Yang, Guowei (2021). API change impact analysis for android apps. 45th Annual International IEEE-Computer-Society Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), Virtual, 12-16 July 2021. Piscataway, NJ USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/COMPSAC51774.2021.00122

  • Mahmud, Tarek, Che, Meiru and Yang, Guowei (2021). Android compatibility issue detection using API differences. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER), Honolulu, HI USA, 9-12 March 2021. Piscataway, NJ USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/saner50967.2021.00051

  • Duan, Bin, Tang, Hao, Wang, Wei, Zong, Ziliang, Yang, Guowei and Yan, Yan (2021). Audio-visual event localization via recursive fusion by joint co-attention. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. doi: 10.1109/WACV48630.2021.00406

  • Yi, Qiuping, Wen, Junye and Yang, Guowei (2020). Summary-Guided Incremental Symbolic Execution. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. doi: 10.1145/3377812.3390895

  • Wen, Junye and Yang, Guowei (2019). Parallel property checking with staged symbolic execution. 34th ACM/SIGAPP Annual International Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Limassol, Cyprus, 8-12 April 2019. New York, NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3297280.3297457

  • Yang, Guowei, Jones, Jeffrey, Moninger, Austin and Che, Meiru (2018). How do Android operating system updates impact apps?. 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft), Gothenburg, Sweden, 27-28 May 2018. New York, NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3197231.3197258

  • Wen, Junye and Yang, Guowei (2018). Parallel property checking with symbolic execution. 30th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2018, Redwood City, United States, 1-3 July 2018. IL, United States: Knowledge Systems Institute. doi: 10.18293/SEKE2018-171

  • Qiu, Rui, Khurshid, Sarfraz, Pasareanu, Corina S., Wen, Junye and Yang, Guowei (2018). Using test ranges to improve symbolic execution. 10th International Symposium on NASA Formal Methods (NFM), Newport News VA, USA, 17-19 April 2018. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-77935-5_28

  • Qiu, Rui, Khurshid, Sarfraz, Pasareanu, Corina S. and Yang, Guowei (2017). A synergistic approach for distributed symbolic execution using test ranges. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. doi: 10.1109/ICSE-C.2017.116

  • Xie, Miao, Wang, Qing, Cui, Qiang, Yang, Guowei and Li, Mingshu (2017). CQM: Coverage-constrained quality maximization in crowdsourcing test. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. doi: 10.1109/ICSE-C.2017.112

  • Xie, Miao, Wang, Qing, Yang, Guowei and Li, Mingshu (2017). COCOON: crowdsourced testing quality maximization under context coverage constraint. 28th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Toulouse, France, 23-26 October 2017. New York, NY USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/issre.2017.25

  • Cui, Qiang, Wang, Junjie, Yang, Guowei, Xie, Miao, Wang, Qing and Li, Mingshu (2017). Who should be selected to perform a task in crowdsourced testing?. 41st IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), Torino, Italy, 4-8 July 2017. New York, NY USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/compsac.2017.265

  • Do, Quan, Yang, Guowei, Che, Meiru, Hui, Darren and Ridgeway, Jefferson (2016). Regression test selection for android applications. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. doi: 10.1145/2897073.2897127

  • Do, Quan, Yang, Guowei, Che, Meiru, Hui, Darren and Ridgeway, Jefferson (2016). Redroid: a regression test selection approach for android applications. SEKE 2016: The 28th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Redwood City, CA USA, 1-3 July 2016. Skokie, IL USA: Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School. doi: 10.18293/seke2016-223

  • Qiu, Rui, Yang, Guowei, Pasareanu, Corina S. and Khurshid, Sarfraz (2015). Compositional symbolic execution with memoized replay. IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Florence, Italy, 16-24 May 2015. New York, NY USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/icse.2015.79

  • Filieri, Antonio, Pasareanu, Corina S. and Yang, Guowei (2015). Quantification of software changes through probabilistic symbolic execution. 30th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering Workshops (ASEW), Lincoln, NE USA, 9-13 November 2015. New York, NY USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/ase.2015.78

  • Zhang, Lingming, Yang, Guowei, Rungta, Neha, Person, Suzette and Khurshid, Sarfraz (2014). Feedback-driven dynamic invariant discovery. ISSTA '14: International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, San Jose, CA USA, 21-25 July 2014. New York, NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/2610384.2610389

  • Yang, Guowei, Khurshid, Sarfraz, Person, Suzette and Rungta, Neha (2014). Property differencing for incremental checking. 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Hyderabad, India, 31 May-7 June 2014. New York, NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/2568225.2568319

  • Yang, Guowei, Khurshid, Sarfraz and Pasareanu, Corina S. (2013). Memoise: a tool for memoized symbolic execution. 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), San Francisco, CA USA, 18-26 May 2013. New York, NY USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/ICSE.2013.6606713

  • Yang, Guowei, Pǎsǎreanu, Corina S. and Khurshid, Sarfraz (2012). Memoized symbolic execution. 2012 International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, Minneapolis, MN USA, 15-20 July 2012. Piscataway, NJ USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1145/04000800.2336771

  • Yang, Guowei, Khurshid, Sarfraz and Kim, Miryung (2012). Specification-based test repair using a lightweight formal method. FM 2012: Formal Methods: 18th International Symposium, Paris, France, August 27-31, 2012. Proceedings, Paris, France, 27-31 August 2012. Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-32759-9_37

  • Khalek, Shadi Abdul, Yang, Guowei, Zhang, Lingming, Marinov, Darko and Khurshid, Sarfraz (2011). TestEra: A tool for testing Java programs using alloy specifications. doi: 10.1109/ASE.2011.6100137

  • Person, Suzette, Yang, Guowei, Rungta, Neha and Khurshid, Sarfraz (2011). Directed incremental symbolic execution. 32nd ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 11), San Jose, CA USA, 4-8 June 2011. New York, NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/1993498.1993558

  • Guowei Yang, , Dwyer, M. B. and Rothermel, G. (2009). Regression model checking. 2009 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, Edmonton, AB Canada, 20-26 September 2009. Piscataway, NJ USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/icsm.2009.5306334

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors: