NTU SE Research Group


Xiang Chen(陈翔)

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor
Department of Software Engineering
School of Information Science and Technology
Nantong University
Email: xchencs at ntu dot edu dot cn

About Me

I received the B.Sc. degree in the School of Management from Xi’an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学), China, in 2002.

Then I received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Computer Science and Technology from Nanjing University(南京大学), China, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. My advisor is Professor Daoxu Chen (陈道蓄) and Professor Qing Gu (顾庆).

Now I am an associate professor in the School of Information Science and Technology at Nantong University.

I am a member of ACM, IEEE and senior member of CCF (China Computer Federation).



Visiting Scholar

  1. Nanyang Technological University, Cyber Security Lab, Singapore, 2018-2019. Visiting Professor Yang Liu (江苏省政府留学金资助)

  2. University of Zurich, Software Evolution and Architecture Lab, Switzerland, 2009. Visiting Professor Harald C. Gall(南京大学资助)


Research Interests

My research interests include AI4SE, software analytics, software testing, software maintenance, empirical software engineering, mining software repository:

  • LLMs for Software Engineering (LLM4SE) (Literautre Repository By SMU) (Literautre Repository by NJU)

  • Security Vulnerability Understanding, Detection, Localization, and Repair

  • Code Change Representation and Downstream Tasks (Just-in-time Defect Prediction, Commit Message Generation, Just-in-time Vulnerability Detection)

  • Mining Software Repository (Software Defect Prediction, Stack Overflow Mining, Source Code Summarization, Code /API Search)

  • Software Fault Localization and Automatic Program Repair (Literautre Repository)

  • Regression Testing (Test Case Selection, Test Suite Augmentation, Test Case Prioritization, Test Case Reduction)

  • Combinatorial Testing(Literature Repository

More research information can be found by visiting our smartSE group (智能软件工程研究组).

Open Positions

I am recruiting well motivated and dedicated master students to do research in above-mentioned areas.

Undergraduate students are also encouraged to contact me to work on related topics.


联系邮箱:xchencs at ntu dot edu dot cn


1 算法类比赛

2 创新创业类比赛

3 智能软件工程方面的科研







Research Projects

  • The Natural Science Foundation of China (61202006)

  • The University Natural Science Research Project of Jiangsu Province (BK2012023)

  • The Nantong Application Research Plan (JC2021124,JC2019106,JC2018134)

  • The Nantong Application Research Plan (12KJB520014)

  • The Open Project of State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology at Nanjing University (KFKT2019B14,KFKT2016B18,KFKT2012B29)

  • The Open Project of State Key Laboratory of Information Security at Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2020-MS-07)

  • The Open Project of Guangxi Key Laboratory of Trusted Software (kx202012,kx201610)

  • The Open Project of Key Laboratory of Safety-Critical Software for Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (NJ2020022)

Journal Reviewers

Conference PC Member:

  • Internetware 2024

  • SEKE 2024

  • 2023年中国软件大会(面向复杂软件的缺陷检测与修复技术专刊)

  • SEKE 2023

  • 2022年全国软件年会(人工智能安全论坛)

  • DSA 2022

  • SEKE 2022

  • DSA 2021

  • SEKE 2021

  • APSEC 2020

  • NASAC 2020

  • External Reviewer: TASE 2020,ASE 2019,TASE 2019,COMPSAC 2019,COMPSAC 2018, SATE 2018,SAC 2017


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