Jifeng Xuan
Chinese name
Jifeng Xuan, PhD.
[Pronunciation]
jxuan (at) whu.edu.cn
jifeng.xuan (at) gmail.com
jifeng.xuan (at) acm.org




State Key Lab of Software Engineering
Wuhan University
Brief Biography
Dr. Jifeng Xuan is a researcher at the State Key Lab of Software Engineering, School of Computer, in Wuhan University, China. Wuhan University was founded in 1893, which is located in a central city, Wuhan. The city of Wuhan has a long history of 3,500 years with a population of over 10 million people. Here is his official homepage at Wuhan University.
He was a postdoctoral researcher at SPIRALS Team in INRIA Lille - Nord Europe in France. He co-worked with Dr. Martin Monperrus and Prof. Lionel Seinturier.
He received his PhD degree at OSCAR Lab in Dalian University of Technology, China in April 2013, under supervision with Prof. He Jiang.
He worked for the Bechelor of Science on Software Engineering at School of Software in Dalian University of Technology from 2003, continued with the Master of Science on Computer Application Technology at School of Software from 2007, and advanced as a PhD Candidate from 2009. Before university, he was graduated from Harbin No. 3 High School, Harbin, China.
He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and CCF (China Computer Federation).
His research interests include Software Testing and Debugging, Software Data Analysis, and Search Based Software Engineering.
His research group is looking for PhD students and master students, who have interests in software engineering. Self-motivated bachelor students are also warmly welcomed. Any interest or question, please contact him via emails on the page top.
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Publications
Selected publications
Journal papers
  • Jifeng Xuan, Matias Martinez, Favio DeMarco, Maxime Clement, Sebastian Lamelas Marcote, Thomas Durieux, Daniel Le Berre, Martin Monperrus. Nopol: Automatic Repair of Conditional Statement Bugs in Java Programs. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 43, no. 1, Jan. 2017, pp. 34-55. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • Zongzheng Chi, Jifeng Xuan, Zhilei Ren, Xiaoyuan Xie, He Guo. Multi-Level Random Walk for Software Test Suite Reduction. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, vol. 11, no. 2, May, 2017, pp. 24-33. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • Jifeng Xuan, Benoit Cornu, Matias Martinez, Benoit Baudry, Lionel Seinturier, Martin Monperrus. B-Refactoring: Automatic Test Code Refactoring to Improve Dynamic Analysis. Information and Software Technology, vol. 76, Aug. 2016, pp. 65-80. [PDF], [Elsevier]
  • Matias Martinez, Thomas Durieux, Romain Sommerard, Jifeng Xuan, Martin Monperrus. Automatic Repair of Real Bugs in Java: A Large-Scale Experiment on the Defects4J Dataset. Empirical Software Engineering, to appear. [PDF], [Springer]
  • Jifeng Xuan, He Jiang, Hongyu Zhang, Zhilei Ren. Developer Recommendation on Bug Commenting: A Ranking Approach for the Developer Crowd. Science China Information Science, vol. 60, 2017, pp. 072105:1–072105:18. [PDF], [Springer]
  • Jifeng Xuan, Zhilei Ren, Ziyuan Wang, Xiaoyuan Xie, He Jiang. Progress on Approaches to Automatic Program Repair. Journal of Software, vol. 27, no. 4, Apr. 2016, pp. 771-784 (Chinese article with English abstract). [PDF], [Press]
  • Jifeng Xuan, He Jiang, Yan Hu, Zhilei Ren, Weiqin Zou, Zhongxuan Luo, Xindong Wu. Towards Effective Bug Triage with Software Data Reduction Techniques. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 27, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 264-280. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • He Jiang, Jifeng Xuan, Zhilei Ren, Youxi Wu, Xindong Wu. Misleading Classification. Science China Information Science, Jan 2014, pp. 1-17. [PDF], [Springer]
  • Jifeng Xuan, He Jiang, Zhilei Ren, Zhongxuan Luo. Solving the Large Scale Next Release Problem with a Backbone Based Multilevel Algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 38, no. 5, Sept.-Oct. 2012, pp. 1195-1212. [PDF], [IEEE], [Supplement Material]
  • Zhilei Ren, He Jiang, Jifeng Xuan, Yan Hu, Zhongxuan Luo. New Insights Into Diversification of Hyper-Heuristics. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 44, no. 10, Oct. 2014, pp. 1746-1761. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • Jifeng Xuan, Yan Hu, He Jiang. Debt-Prone Bugs: Technical Debt in Software Maintenance. International Journal of Advancements in Computing Technology, vol. 4, no. 19, 2012, pp. 453-461. [PDF]
  • Zhilei Ren, He Jiang, Jifeng Xuan, Zhongxuan Luo. An Accelerated Limit Crossing Based Multilevel Algorithm for the p-Median Problem. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, vol. 42, no. 2, Aug. 2012, pp. 1187-1202. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • Zhilei Ren, He Jiang, Jifeng Xuan, Zhongxuan Luo. Hyper-Heuristics with Low Level Parameter Adaptation. Evolutionary Computation, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 189-227. [PDF], [MIT Press]
Conference papers
  • He Jiang, Xiaochen Li, Zijiang Yang, Jifeng Xuan. What Causes My Test Alarm? Automatic Cause Analysis for Test Alarms in System and Integration Testing. Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2017), Buenos Aires, Argentina. May 20-28, 2017, to appear. [PDF]
  • Yongfeng Gu, Jifeng Xuan, Tieyun Qian. Automatic Reproducible Crash Detection. Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Software Analysis, Testing and Evolution (SATE 2016), Kunming, Yunnan. November 3-4, 2016, pp. 48-53. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • Xiaoyuan Xie, Zicong Liu, Shuo Song, Zhenyu Chen, Jifeng Xuan, Baowen Xu. Revisit of Automatic Debugging via Human Focus-tracking Analysis. Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2016), Austin, TX, USA. May 14-22, 2016, pp. 808-819. [PDF], [ACM]
  • Zhilei Ren, He Jiang, Jifeng Xuan, Yan Hu. Analyzing Inter-objective Relationships: A Case Study of Software Upgradability. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2016), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. September 17-21, 2016, pp. 442-452. [PDF], [Springer]
  • Zhou Xu, Jifeng Xuan, Jin Liu, Xiaohui Cui. MICHAC: Defect Prediction via Feature Selection based on Maximal Information Coefficient with Hierarchical Agglomerative Clustering. Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER 2016), Osaka, Japan. March 14-18, 2016, pp. 370-381. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • Jifeng Xuan, Xiaoyuan Xie, Martin Monperrus. Crash Reproduction via Test Case Mutation: Let Existing Test Cases Help. Proceedings of the 10th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2015), NIER track, Bergamo, Italy. Aug. 30-Sep.4, 2015, pp. 910-913. [PDF], [ACM]
  • Jingjian Lin, Jun Yan, Jifeng Xuan. Automatic Detection of Parameter Shielding for Test Case Generation. Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2015), Short paper, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Jul. 6-8, 2015, pp. 571-574. [PDF], [KSI]
  • Jifeng Xuan, Martin Monperrus. Test Case Purification for Improving Fault Localization. Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2014), Hong Kong, China. Nov. 16-22, 2014, pp. 52-63. [PDF], [ACM]
  • Jifeng Xuan, Martin Monperrus. Learning to Combine Multiple Ranking Metrics for Fault Localization. Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2014), Victoria, BC, Canada. Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 2014, pp. 191-200. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • Hao Hu, Hongyu Zhang, Jifeng Xuan, Weigang Sun. Effective Bug Triage based on Historical Bug-Fix Information. Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2014), Naples, Italy. Nov. 3-6, 2014, pp. 122-132. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • Favio Demarco, Jifeng Xuan, Daniel Le Berre, Martin Monperrus. Automatic Repair of Buggy If Conditions and Missing Preconditions with SMT. Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Constraints in Software Testing, Verification, and Analysis (CSTVA 2014), Hyderabad, India. May 31, 2014, pp. 30-39. [PDF], [ACM]
  • Zhilei Ren, He Jiang, Jifeng Xuan, Shuwei Zhang, Zhongxuan Luo. Learning from Evolved Next Release Problem Instances. Proceedings of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2014), Vancouver, BC, Canada. Poster, July 12-16, 2014. [PDF], [ACM]
  • Jifeng Xuan, He Jiang, Zhilei Ren, Weiqin Zou. Developer Prioritization in Bug Repositories. Proceedings of 34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012), Zurich, Switzerland. June 2-9, 2012, pp. 25-35. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • Weiqin Zou, Yan Hu, Jifeng Xuan, He Jiang. Towards Training Set Reduction for Bug Triage. Proceedings of 35th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2011), Munich, Germany. July 18-22, 2011, pp. 576-581. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • He Jiang, Shuyan Zhang, Jifeng Xuan, Youxi Wu. Frequency Distribution based Hyper-Heuristic for the Bin-Packing Problem. Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation (EvoCop 2011), Torino, Italy. April 27-29, 2011, pp. 118-129. [PDF], [Springer]
  • Jifeng Xuan, He Jiang, Zhilei Ren, Jun Yan, Zhongxuan Luo. Automatic Bug Triage using Semi-Supervised Text Classification. Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2010), Redwood City, CA, USA. July 1-3, 2010, pp. 209-214. [PDF]
  • Jifeng Xuan, He Jiang, Zhilei Ren, Yan Hu, Zhongxuan Luo. A Random Walk Based Algorithm for Structural Test Case Generation. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Mining (SEDM 2010), Chengdu, China. June 23-25, 2010, pp. 583-588. [PDF], [IEEE]
  • He Jiang, Jifeng Xuan, Zhilei Ren. Approximate Backbone Based Multilevel Algorithm for Next Release Problem. Proceedings of 12th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. (GECCO 2010), Portland, Oregon, USA. ACM Press, July 7-11, 2010, pp. 1333-1340. [PDF], [ACM]
  • He Jiang, Jifeng Xuan, Xianchao Zhang. An Approximate Muscle Guided Global Optimization Algorithm for the Three-index Assignment Problem. Proceedings of 2008 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2008), Hongkong, China. IEEE Computer Society, 2008, pp. 2404 - 2410. [PDF], [IEEE]
Book chapters
  • He Jiang, Jifeng Xuan. Backbone Guided Local Search for the Weighted Maximum Satisfiability Problem. (Book chapter in) Evolutionary Computation. Ed., Wellington Pinheiro dos Santos. ISBN 978-953-307-008-7. InTech Press, Vienna, Austria. Oct. 2009, pp. 261-272. [PDF], [InTech]
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Services
  • Program committee co-chair, HASQ 2016 (The 2nd International Workshop on Human and Social Aspect of Software Quality)
  • Program committee co-chair, HSASQ 2015 (International Workshop on Human and Social Aspect of Software Quality)
  • Program committee co-chair, SMART 2017 (International Workshop on Software Modeling, Analysis, Reliability and Testing)
  • Workshop co-chair, ICECCS 2017 (The 22nd International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems)
  • Organizing committee co-chair, CSBSE 2013 (The 2nd Chinese Search Based Software Engineering)
  • Publication chair, IEA/AIE 2012 (The 25th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems)
  • Publicity chair, TSA 2016 (The 3rd International Conference on Trustworthy Systems and Their Applications)
  • Program committee member, SATE 2017 (Annual Conference on Software Analysis, Testing and Evolution)
  • Program committee member, VISSOFT 2017, NIER and Tool Tracks (The 5th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization)
  • Program committee member, SATE 2016 (Annual Conference on Software Analysis, Testing and Evolution)
  • Program committee member, NASAC 2016, tool demonstration track (The 15th National Software Application Conference in China)
  • Program committee member, SoftwareMining 2016 (The Fifth International Workshop on Software Mining)
  • Program committee member, DSA 2015 (International Workshop on Dependable Software and Applications)
  • Program committee member, ISICA 2009 (The 4th International Symposium on Intelligence Computation and Applications)
Talks
  • Keynote, Test Case Augmentation for Software Bug Detection, Annual Meeting of Software Engineering in Wuhan 2015, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China, Nov. 14, 2015
  • Invited talk, Test-Suite Based Program Repair for Conditional Statements, ISHCS 2016 (The 6th International Symposium on High Confidence Software), Beijing, China, Dec. 18, 2016
  • Invited talk, Automatic Program Repair for Conditional Statements, Youth Scholar Salon of Software Engineering, Nanjing, China, Aug. 10, 2016
  • Invited talk, Test Augmentation for Software Bug Detection, School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, Dec. 4, 2015
  • Invited talk, Search and Analysis in Open-Source Bug Repositorie, CSBSE 2013 (The 2nd Chinese Search Based Software Engineering), Dalian, China, June 8, 2013
  • Invited talk, Mining Bug Repositories, State Key Laboratory of Software Development Environment (Beihang University), Beijing, China, Sept. 23, 2012
  • Invited talk, Backbone Based Multilevel Optimization for the Large Scale Next Release Problem, CSBSE 2012 (The 1th Chinese Search Based Software Engineering), Beijing, China, July 2, 2012
  • Invited talk, Bug Triage using Semi-Supervised Text Classification, State Key Laboratory of Computer Science (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Beijing, China, April, 2010
  • Talk, Progress on Automatic Program Repair, NASAC 2015 (The 14th National Software Application Conference in China), Wuhan, China, Nov. 7, 2015
  • Talk, Test Case Purification for Improving Fault Localization, FSE 2014 (The 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering), Hong Kong, China, Nov. 18, 2014
  • Talk, Effective Bug Triage based on Historical Bug-Fix Information, ISSRE 2014 (The 25th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering), Naples, Italy, Nov. 5, 2014
  • Talk, Learning to Combine Multiple Ranking Metrics for Fault Localization, ICSME 2014 (The 30th International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution), Victoria, BC, Canada, Oct. 2, 2014
  • Talk, Automatic Repair of Buggy If Conditions and Missing Preconditions with SMT, CSTVA 2014 (The 6th Workshop on Constraints in Software Testing, Verification, and Analysis), Hyderabad, India, May 31, 2014
  • Talk, Automatic Code Completion, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China, Sept. 28, 2012
  • Talk, Developer Prioritization in Bug Repositories, ICSE 2012 (The 34th International Conference on Software Engineering), Zurich, Switzerland, June 6, 2012
  • Talk, Automatic Bug Triage using Semi-Supervised Text Classification, SEKE 2010 (The 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering), Redwood City, CA, USA, July 1, 2010
Reviewers
  • Reviewer, EMSE (Empirical Software Engineering)
  • Reviewer, CIM (IEEE Computation Intelligence Magazine)
  • Reviewer, JSS (Journal of Systems and Software)
  • Reviewer, JSEP (Journal of Software: Evolution and Process)
  • Reviewer, JCST (Journal of Computer Science and Technology)
  • Reviewer, COMLAN (Computer Languages, Systems and Structures)
  • Reviewer, SCP (Science of Computer Programming)
  • Reviewer, FCS (Frontiers of Computer Science)
  • Reviewer, TSE (IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering)
  • Reviewer, TKDE (IEEE Transactions on Knowledge Discovery and Engineering)
  • Reviewer, TMIS (ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems)
  • Reviewer, JBEM (Journal of Business and Economic Management)
  • Reviewer, TSA 2016 (The 3rd International Conference on Trustworthy Systems and Their Applications)
  • Reviewer, ISSTA 2016 (2016 International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis)
  • Reviewer, DSA 2016 (International Workshop on Dependable Software and Applications)
  • Reviewer, ICSE 2016 (The 38th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering)
  • Reviewer, ESEC/FSE 2015 (The 10th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering)
  • Reviewer, ICSME 2015 (2015 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution)
  • Reviewer, SANER 2015 (The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering)
  • Reviewer, ICSE 2015 (The 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering)
  • Reviewer, ASWEC 2015 (The 24th Australasian Software Engineering Conference)
  • Reviewer, APSEC 2014 (The 21st Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference)
  • Reviewer, QSIC 2014 (The 14th International Conference on Quality Software)
  • Reviewer, CloudCrypto 2014 (International Workshop on Cloud Security and Cryptography)
  • Reviewer, ICSME 2014 (2014 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution)
  • Reviewer, ASE 2014 (The 29th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering)
  • Reviewer, ICSE 2014 (The 36th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering)
  • Reviewer, ICSM 2013 (The 29th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance)
  • Reviewer, IEA/AIE 2012 (The 25th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems)
  • Reviewer, APSEC 2012 (The 19th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference)
  • Reviewer, ICM 2011 (The International Conference of Information Technology, Computer Engineering and Management Sciences)
  • Reviewer, CSE 2011 (The 14th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering)
  • Reviewer, TASE 2010 (The 4th IEEE International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering)
Awards
  • 2015, elected by the Young Talent Development Program of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the China Computer Federation (CCF) link (in Chinese), certificate
  • 2015, elected by the Luojia Young Scholar of Wuhan University
  • 2014, awarded by the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation of the China Computer Federation (CCF) link (in Chinese), certificate
  • 2012, National Scholarship of China for PhD Students
  • 2012, Award of Excellence in Microsoft Research Asia Internship Program
  • 2012, Outstanding PhD Candidate, Dalian University of Technology
  • 2012, ACM SIGSOFT CAPS Funds for supporting conference attendance
  • 2011, First-Class Scholarship of Company by KAI Square, for School of Software, Dalian University of Technology
  • 2009, First-Class Scholarship and Outstanding Master Candidate Student of Dalian University of Technology
  • 2008, Second-Class Scholarship and Outstanding Master Candidate Student of Dalian University of Technology
  • 2007, Outstanding Graduate of Dalian University of Technology
  • 2006, Second-level A, Mandarin Testing of China
  • 2005, Software Engineer (Intermediate professional title)
  • 2004, 2005, 2006, Second-Class Scholarship and Outstanding Student of Dalian University of Technology, respectively
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