I am currently an associcate professor in School of Cyber Science and Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Before that, I worked as a research assistant professor in Department of Computer Science and Technology at Nanjing University from Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2019. I received my Ph.D. degree from Nanjing University in Sept. 2016 (supervised by Prof. Yuming Zhou) and my B.Sc. degree from Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) in June 2010.

I'm interested in automated technologies for software and systems: testing and analysis.


2019/08: Our paper was accepted by ACM/IEEE ASE 2019!
2018/12: Our paper was accepted by ACM/IEEE ICSE 2019!
2018/01: Our paper was accepted by ACM TOSEM!
2017/06: Our paper was accepted by ACM/IEEE ESEM 2017!
2016/07: Our paper was accepted by IEEE/ACM ASE 2016!
2016/05: Our paper was accepted by ACM SIGSOFT FSE 2016!
2016/04: Our paper was accepted by IST!
2014/10: Our paper was accepted by IEEE TSE!

Selected Publications [Full publication list]

[ASE 2019] Automatic Self-Validation for Code Coverage Profilers
Yibiao Yang, Yanyan Jiang, Zhiqiang Zuo, Yang Wang, Hao Sun, Hongmin Lu, Yuming Zhou, and Baowen Xu.
In Proceedings of ASE 2019, San Diego, CA, USA, November 11-15, 2019: 79-90. (ASE 2019, CCF-A)  

[ICSE 2019] Hunting for Bugs in Code Coverage Tools via Randomized Differential Testing
Yibiao Yang, Yuming Zhou, Hao Sun, Zhendong Su, Zhiqiang Zuo, Lei Xu, and Baowen Xu.
In Proceedings of ICSE 2019, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 25-31, 2019: 488-499. (ICSE 2019, CCF-A)  

[TOSEM] How Far We Have Progressed in the Journey? An Examination of Cross-Project Defect Prediction
Yuming Zhou, Yibiao Yang, Hongmin Lu, Lin Chen, Yanhui Li, Yangyang Zhao, Junyan Qian, and Baowen Xu.
ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 27(1): 1-51, 2018. (TOSEM, CCF-A)  

[FSE 2016] Effort-Aware Just-in-Time Defect Prediction: Simple Unsupervised Models Could Be Better Than Supervised Models
Yibiao Yang, Yuming Zhou, Jinping Liu, Yangyang Zhao, Hongmin Lu, Lei Xu, Baowen Xu, and Hareton Leung.
In Proceedings of FSE 2016, Seattle, WA, USA, Nov. 13-18, 2016: 157-168. (FSE 2016, CCF-A) []  

[ASE 2016] An Empirical Study on Dependence Clusters for Effort-Aware Fault-Proneness Prediction
Yibiao Yang, Mark Harman, Jens Krinke, Syed Islam, Dave Binkley, Yuming Zhou, and Baowen Xu.
In Proceedings of ASE 2016, Singapore, Singapore, Sept. 3-7, 2016: 296-307. (ASE 2016, CCF-A) []  

[TSE] Are Slice-Based Cohesion Metrics Actually Useful in Effort-Aware Post-Release Fault-Proneness Prediction? An Empirical Study
Yibiao Yang, Yuming Zhou, Hongmin Lu, Lin Chen, Zhenyu Chen, Baowen Xu, Hareton Leung, and Zhenyu Zhang.
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 41(4): 331-357, 2015. (TSE, CCF-A)  


  • Jiangsu Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award, 2018
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award in Nanjing University, 2018
  • ACM Nanjing Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2017
  • Jiangsu Computer Society Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award, 2017
  • Program A for Outstanding PhD candidate, Nanjing University, 2015