XU, Chang (许畅)

Ph.D. (HKUST), ACM member, CCF/IEEE senior member

Professor (Ph.D. supervisor) with:

Mailing address:

  • Room 807, Building of Computer Science and Technology
  • Nanjing University (Xianlin Campus)
  • 163 Xianlin Avenue, Qixia District, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China (210023)



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I obtained Ph.D. from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2008 (advisor: Prof. S.C. Cheung), M.Eng. from Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS) in 2003, and B.Eng. from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2000.

I was a research assistant professor with HKUST from 2008 to 2010. I joined Nanjing University (NJU) as an associate professor in 2010, and was promoted to full professor in 2016.

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Research Interests

My research interests include big data software engineering, intelligent software testing and analysis, and adaptive and autonomous software systems. Recent topics focus on the construction and runtime support for intelligent software in open environments, which cover the inconsistency detection and resolution for environments, and quality assurance for adaptive/concurrent/learning-based/smartphone-based/spreadsheet-based applications.


Present (MSc + PhD):


Academic Services

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Teaching Duties

2021 (Spring * 2; 64/41 and 64/106): Principles and Techniques of Compilers (编译原理)

2020 (Fall; 32/43): Guidance to Software Engineering Research (软件工程研究导引)


Early-year games: NewPal and FreeRPG

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Last updated on May 29, 2021.