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.



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

18 Jan, 2023, Paper Back Deduction based Testing for Word Sense Disambiguation Ability of Machine Translation Systems Accepted to ISSTA'23. Congrats to WangJun and HuangXiang!

18 October, 2022, Paper Towards the Analysis and Completion of Syntactic Structure Ellipsis for Inline Comments Accepted to TSE. Congrats to Xiaowei!

21 July, 2022, Paper Accelerating OCR-Based Widget Localization for Test Automation of GUI Applications Accepted to ASE 2022.

12 July, 2022, Paper Towards Better Dependency Management: A First Look at Dependency Smells in Python Projects Accepted to TSE Early Access. Congrats to Yulu!


★ 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: AITest 2020/2021/2022/2023, AST 2023, SANER 2023 (ERA)