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Chunyang is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia. He obtained his Ph.D from School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. You can find more information on his personal page.

His research focuses on Mining Software Repositories, Automated Software Development, Deep Learning, and Human-Computer Interaction. Specifically, he applies AI/ML, NLP and program analysis technology in the following three directions:

1. AI-assisted Automated Mobile App Development

  • App Usability/Accessibility Testing

                   e.g., Can mobile apps be more accessible for people with visual impairments? (ICSE’20)

                   e.g., How to test the animation effect of the running apps? (ICSE’20)

  • Automate App UI Design & Implementation

                   e.g., How to generate front-end code for the UI design? (ICSE’18)

                   e.g., How to statically get the storyboard of Android apps? (ICSE’19)

                   e.g., How to help designer get inspiration for UI design? (CSCW’20)


2. (AI-empowered) Mining Software Repository

  • Ensuring the quality of Q&A platform

                   e.g., How to extract word deviations from unstructured text? (ICSE’17)

                   e.g., Can collaborative editing in Q&A posts be automated by deep learning? (CSCW’17)

                   e.g., How to spot potential issues of the post before its release? (CSCW’18)

  • Mining Similar Technologies for Software Migration

                   e.g., Can similar third-party libraries be mined from Stack Overflow? (SANER’16)

                   e.g., How to search English programming questions by Chinese queries? (ASE’16)

                   e.g., How to distil the difference between similar software technologies? (ASE’18) 

                   e.g., Can similar APIs be mined from GitHub? (TSE’19)


3. Testing Deep Neural Network

                   e.g., How to ensure the robustness of neural network? (ASE’18)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Nanyang Technological University

Award Date: 15 Jul 2018

Electronic Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Award Date: 24 Jun 2014

Research area keywords

  • Software Engineering
  • Deep Learning
  • Text mining
  • Human computer interaction, multimedia


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