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Yixue Zhao

Ph.D. Candidate
Computer Science Department

University of Southern California

About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California (USC). I am very fortunate to be advised by Professor Nenad Medvidović throughout my Ph.D., which raised my interest in pursuing an academic career. I enjoy solving important and interesting problems with broad research interests, focusing on the area of Software Engineering. Prior to USC, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China in 2014, advised by Professor Zhongjie Wang.

Interests

  • Mobile Applications
  • Program Analysis
  • Software Testing
  • Software Architecture
  • Open Science :)

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, since 2014

    University of Southern California

  • BEng in Software Engineering, 2014

    Harbin Institute of Technology

Research Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Scholar

CREST Centre in University College London

Jun 2019 – Aug 2019 London
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

SoftArch Research Group in University of Southern California

Sep 2014 – Present Los Angeles
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Intelligent Computing Lab in Harbin Institute of Technology

Jun 2013 – Jun 2014 Harbin

Recent Publications

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. A Microservice Architecture for Online Mobile App Optimization. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft Visions Track), 2019.

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. Mobile-app Analysis and Instrumentation Techniques Reimagined with DECREE. Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceedings (ICSE , Doctoral Symposium), acceptance rate: 29% = 9 (full acceptance)/31, 2019.

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. Mobile-App Analysis and Instrumentation Techniques Reimagined with DECREE (talk abstract). Recognizing and Rewarding Open Science in Software Engineering (ROSE Festival) at ICSE, 2019.

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. Empirically Assessing Opportunities for Prefetching and Caching in Mobile Apps. Proceedings of the 33rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), acceptance rate: 19.9% = 69346, 2018.

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. Leveraging Program Analysis to Reduce User-perceived Latency in Mobile Applications. Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), acceptance rate: 20.9% = 105502, 2018.

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Recent
Talks

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A Microservice Architecture for Online Mobile App Optimization (MOBILESoft 2019)

A large number of techniques for analyzing and optimizing mobile apps have emerged in the past decade. However, those techniques’ …

Empirically Assessing Opportunities for Prefetching and Caching in Mobile Apps (ASE 2018)

Network latency in mobile software has a large impact on user experience, with potentially severe economic consequences. Prefetching …

Leveraging Program Analysis to Reduce User-Perceived Latency in Mobile Applications (ICSE 2018)

Reducing network latency in mobile applications is an effective way of improving the mobile user experience and has tangible economic …

Academic
Services

Activities

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Contact

  • 941 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles, CA, 90089, United States
  • Building Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL), Room 339