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 programming techniques and software engineering.

  • Programming languagae
  • 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.



23 Feb, 2024, Journal paper accepted to SCP: Diagnosis of Package Installation Incompatibility via Knowledge Base. Congrats to Yulu!

23 Feb, 2024, Journal paper accepted to TOSEM: Generating Python Type Annotations from Type Inference: How Far Are We?. Congrats to Yimeng!

15 Feb, 2024, Journal paper accepted to TOSEM: Risky Dynamic Typing Related Practices in Python: An Empirical Study. Congrats to Zhifei!

13 Feb, 2024, Journal paper accepted to JFP: Static Blame for Gradual Typing. Congrats to Chenghao!

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 Ren Hao!


★ 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