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Dr Xiaoning Du received her Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University in 2020 and her bachelor’s degree from Fudan University in 2014. Her research is mainly focused on the security and quality assurance of both traditional software and intelligent software with learning-based components, which covers but is not limited to software testing, program analysis, vulnerability detection, and runtime verification. Currently, she's quite interested in the DevOps of AI software systems, which aims to regulate the development and assessment process of AI-assisted solutions, support their post-deployment operation and guarantee trustworthy and sustainable AI services. Please check Xiaoning's personal webpage for more details.

Dr Du is looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students with strong programming skills and relevant research experience. The position is sponsored by full scholarships. Please drop an email with your CV if you are interested. For Monash undergraduate and master students who wish to do honours or minor thesis with her, please check the available projects and send a copy of your transcript when expressing interest.

Monash teaching commitment

Xiaoning has experience as the Lecturer for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT5003 Software security
  • FIT4002 Software engineering industry experience studio project

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, PhD, Nanyang Technological University

3 Aug 201529 Feb 2020

Software Engineering, Bachelor, Fudan University

1 Sept 201030 Jun 2014

Research area keywords

  • Sotware Engineering
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Software Security

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