About Me

Research and Education

I am a Post-doctoral Fellow in CASTLE group at HKUST. I am a recipient of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Award by the Hong Kong Research Grant Council. I completed my doctoral degree under the supervision of Prof. S.C. Cheung at HKUST in Spring 2020. My major research interests lie in software analysis and testing, mining code repositories. My doctoral thesis focuses on taming compatibility issues raised by Android fragmentation.

I visited Opera at UCSD from Feb 2019 to Aug 2019. It was a fruitful experience there with Prof. Yuanyuan Zhou and the group members.

I obtained my B.Sc. degree in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Nanjing University (2011-2015).

As a Female in CS

As a female studying computer science, I always hope that there will be more and more female involved in computer science or other STEM fields.

I shared my thoughts and experiences in an interview by the School of Engineering at HKUST.

You can also find interesting facts/stories about women in STEM fields at STEM by Her.

Hobbies

I am a fan of Japanese Mangas and video games. I also do drawings for fun.
My favourite manga include One Piece, Fullmetal Alchemist, Evangelion, etc. My recent favourite games are Detroid: Become Human, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). The dream address of my ACNH island is: DA-4276-1213-2798. The island is still under construction but do come and have a visit if you are also playing ACNH. :)

Publications

  1. [Security 2021] Bingyu Shen, Lili Wei, Chengcheng Xiang, Yudong Wu, Mingyao Shen, Yuanyuan Zhou, Xinxin Jin.
    "Can Systems Explain Permissions Better? Understanding Users' Misperceptions under Smartphone Runtime Permission Model". In the 30th USENIX Security Symposium, August 11-13, 2021, Vancouver, BC, Canada. To appear.
  2. [ASE 2020] Hengcheng Zhu, Lili Wei*, Ming Wen, Yepang Liu, Shing-Chi Cheung, Qin Sheng, Cui Zhou.
    "MockSniffer: Characterizing and Recommending Mocking Decisions for Unit Tests". In the 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, Melbourne, Australia, September 2020. [acceptance rate: 22.5%]
    * I am the co-first author of this paper.
    [pdf]
  3. [EMSE 2019] Yepang Liu, Jue Wang, Lili Wei, Chang Xu, Shing-Chi Cheung, Tianyong Wu, Jun Yan, Jian Zhang.
    "DroidLeaks: A Comprehensive Database of Resource Leaks in Android Apps". In Empirical Software Engineering. 24, 3435–3483 (2019), doi: 10.1007/s10664-019-09715-8.
  4. [ICSE 2019] Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, S.C. Cheung.
    "PIVOT: Learning API-Device Correlations to Facilitate Android Compatibility Issue Detection". In Proceedings of 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering. [acceptance rate: 109/529 = 20.6%]
    ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Artifact Award.
    [Paper][Project][Slides]
  5. [TSE 2019] Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, S.C. Cheung, Huaxun Huang, Xuan Lu, and Xuanzhe Liu.
    "Understanding and Detecting Fragmentation-Induced Compatibility Issues for Android Apps". In IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, doi: 10.1109/TSE.2018.2876439. To appear.
    [Paper]
  6. [APSEC 2018] Cong Li, Chang Xu, Lili Wei, Jue Wang, Jun Ma, and Jian Lu.
    "ELEGANT: Towards Effective Location of Fragmentation-Induced Compatibility Issues for Android Apps" in Proceedings of the 25th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, Nara, Japan, Dec 2018. [acceptance rate: 27.2%]
  7. [ASE 2018] Huaxun Huang, Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, and S.C. Cheung.
    “Understanding and Detecting Callback Compatibility Issues for Android Applications”. In Proceedings of the The 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. [acceptance rate: 69/346 = 19.9%]
    [Paper] [Project]
  8. [ASE 2018] Jiajun Hu, Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, and S.C. Cheung, and Huaxun Huang.
    “A Tale of Two Cities: How WebView Induces Bugs to Android Applications”. In Proceedings of the The 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. [acceptance rate: 69/346 = 19.9%]
    [Paper] [Project]
  9. [ESEC/FSE 2017] Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, and S.C. Cheung.
    “OASIS: Prioritizing Static Analysis Warnings for Android Apps Based on App User Reviews”. In Proceedings of the 11th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, Paderborn, Germany, Sept 2017. [acceptance rate: 72/295 = 24.4%]
    [Paper] [Project]
  10. [ASE 2016] Lili Wei, Yepang Liu, and S.C. Cheung.
    “Taming Android Fragmentation: Characterizing and Detecting Compatibility Issues for Android Apps”. In Proceedings of the 31st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, Singapore, Sept 2016. [acceptance rate: 57/298 = 19.1%]
    ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award.
    [Paper] [Slides] [Project]

Honors and Awards

  1. Hong Kong RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (2020)
  2. ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Artifact Award (ICSE 2019)
  3. Google PhD Fellowship (in Mobile Computing, 2018) [link]
  4. Microsoft Research Asia PhD Fellowship (2018) [link]
  5. SENG Top Rpg Award (School of Engineering, HKUST 2017-2018, 2018-2019)
  6. ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award (ASE 2016)
  7. Postgraduate Studentship (HKUST, 2015-present)
  8. People’s Scholarship Second Class (Nanjing University, 2014)
  9. Outstanding Student of Nanjing University (Nanjing University, 2013)
  10. People’s Scholarship First Class (Nanjing University, 2012)

Academic Services

  1. PC member of APSEC 2020
  2. Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE 2020)
  3. PC member of ICSME’20 artifact evaluation track and ROSE Festival
  4. PC member of A-Mobile 2018, 2019, 2020 (Workshop co-located with ASE 2018, 2019, 2020) Call for Submissions!
  5. PC member of MOBILESoft 2020
  6. Reviewer for Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSME 2017)
  7. Student volunteer for FSE 2014.

Teaching Experiences

  1. TA for COMP 3021 Java Programming. (2018-2019 Fall)
  2. TA for COMP 5111 Fundamentals of Software Analysis. (2017-2018 Spring)
  3. TA for CSIT 5100 Engineering Reliable Object-Oriented Software Systems. (2017-2018 Spring)
  4. TA for COMP 3111/COMP 3111H Software Engineering. (2017-2018 Fall)
  5. TA for CSIT 5100 Object-Oriented Software Development of Enterprise Systems. (2016-2017 Fall)
  6. TA for CSIT 5100 Object-Oriented Software Development of Enterprise Systems. (2015-2016 Spring)

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