Xiaoyu Sun Xiaoyu Sun
PhD candidate
Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University, Australia

Email: Xiaoyu.Sun@monash.edu
Email: sunxiaobiu@gmail.com (preferred)
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I'm actively seeking Postdoc/Lecturer Positions. Please contact me if you feel our research interest overlaps. I have strong programming skills and am excited about tackling important, pressing, difficult problems via principled, elegant, practical solutions.


I obtained my PhD degree at Monash University under the supervision of Li. Li and John Grundy. My research field interests mainly lie in the field of Mobile Software Engineering (i.e., Mobile Security and quality assurance) and Intelligent Software Engineering (SE4AI, AI4SE), under which I am broadly interested in applying static code analysis, dynamic program testing, and natural language processing techniques to strengthen the security and reliability of software systems.

Xiaoyu's research has been published in top-tier conferences and journals including ICSE, ASE, TOSEM, ISSRE, MSR, IST.

As a Female in CS
As a female studying computer science, I am always committed to encourage more and more women involved in computer science or other STEM fields.

Selected Publications

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TOSEM Xiaoyu Sun, Xiao Chen, Li Li, Haipeng Cai, John Grundy, Jordan Samhi, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé and Jacques Klein, Demystifying Hidden Sensitive Operations in Android apps, ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM) 2022, 2022 [pdf]
ASE Xiaoyu Sun, Xiao Chen, Yanjie Zhao, Pei Liu, John Grundy and Li Li, Mining Android API Usage to Generate Unit Test Cases for Pinpointing Compatibility Issues, The 37th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2022), 2022  [pdf]  [bib]
A-Mobile Pei Liu, Xiaoyu Sun, Yanjie Zhao, Yonghui Liu, John Grundy, and Li Li, A First Look at CI/CD Adoptions in Open-Source Android Apps, The 5th International Workshop on Advances in Mobile App Analysis (A-Mobile 2022), 2022  [pdf]
ICSE Jordan Samhi, Jun Gao, Nadia Daoudi, Pierre Graux, Henri Hoyez, Xiaoyu Sun, Kevin Allix, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé and Jacques Klein, JuCify: a step towards Android code unification for enhanced static analysis, Proceedings of the 44th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2022), 2022  [pdf]  [bib]
ICSE-Demo Yanjie Zhao, Li Li, Xiaoyu Sun, Pei Liu, John Grundy, Code Implementation Recommendation for Android GUI Components, The 44th International Conference on Software Engineering, Demonstrations Track (ICSE 2022), 2022 [pdf] [bib]
ASEW Yonghui Liu, Li Li, Pingfan Kong, Xiaoyu Sun and Tegawendé F. Bissyandé, A First Look at Security Risks of Android TV Apps, The 36th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering Workshops (ASEW 2021). 2021  [pdf]  [bib]
IST Yanjie Zhao, Li Li, Xiaoyu Sun, Pei Liu, and John Grundy, Icon2Code: Recommending code implementations for android GUI components, Information and Software Technology (IST) 2021. 2021  [pdf]  [bib]
TOSEM Xiaoyu Sun, Li Li, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé, Jacques Klein, Damien Octeau, and John Grundy, Taming reflection: An essential step toward whole-program analysis of android apps, ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM) 2021. 2021  [pdf]  [bib]
ISSRE Xiaoyu Sun, Xiao Chen, Kui Liu, Sheng Wen, Li Li, and John Grundy, Characterizing Sensor Leaks in Android Apps, The IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) 2021. 2021  [pdf]  [bib]
MSR Pei Liu, Li Li, Yanjie Zhao, Xiaoyu Sun, and John Grundy, Androzooopen: Collecting large-scale open source android apps for the research community, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR) 2020. 2020  [pdf]  [bib]

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