Lin Chen

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Technology
Nanjing University
  • (2009) Ph.D. Computer Software and Theory, Southeast University
  • (2001) B.S. Computer Science and Technology, Southeast University

I am an Associate Professor of computer science and technology at Nanjing University. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Southeast University in 2009. From 2015 to 2016, I visited Purdue University as a visiting scholar under the supervision of Professor Xiangyu Zhang.

My research interests include program analysis and software engineering.

  • Program analysis and its applications
  • Open source and software Ecosystem
  • AI & Software Engineering

Note: I am looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students and undergraduate researchers who are interested in software analysis and testing.



01 Nov, 2023, Journal paper accepted to IST: Why and How Bug Blocking Relations are Breakable: An Empirical Study on Breakable Blocking Bugs. Congrats to Renhao!

31 Oct, 2023, Paper Mitigating false positive static analysis warnings: Progress, challenges, and opportunities Accepted to TSE. Congrats to Zhaoqiang!

28 Oct, 2023, Journal paper accepted to JSME: Just-in-time Identification for Cross Project Correlated Issues. Congrats to Renhao!

20 Oct, 2023, Paper Knowledge Graph Driven Inference Testing for Question Answering Software Accepted to ICSE'24. Congrats to WangJun!

2 Feb, 2023, Paper Code-line-level bugginess identification: How far have we come, and how far have we yet to go? to appear in TOSEM, ACCESS


★ Reviewing journals: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), Information and Software Technology (IST), Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSME), Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS), Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), Science China: Information Sciences (SCIS), ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Automated Software Engineering (ASE), Journal of Systems Architecture (JSA), IET Software

★ Program Committee/Review: FSE 2024, AST 2023, SANER 2023 (ERA), AITest 2020/2021/2022/2023