Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences   Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences   City University of Hong Kong    SDU
 
Yan Cai
Yan Cai (蔡彦)
PhD (CityU), BEng (SDU)

Associate Research Professor
State Key Laboratory of Computer Science
Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Email: ycai.mail _A_T_ gmail.com

Research

My Google Scholar page.

I am interested in concurrency bugs in large-scale multithreaded programs, such as:

These two papers present an overview on part of my previous work: ECOOP 2012 DS (presented at ECOOP 2012 Doctoral Symposium) and TSETH 2013 (including some ideas on implementation of my research tools and some demo screenshots) .

Some of my research tools are available. If you are interested in my research and my research tools, please feel free to send me emails.

Academic Services
Paper review service
  • IEEE TSE, IEEE TC, IEEE TSC, IEEE TR, JSS (JSS), The Compute Journal, Computer Languages, Systems and Structures.
  • ICSE 2015, FSE 2014, COMPSAC 2015/2016/2017, QSIC 2013, ICSOC 2013, ICWS 2015/2012/2011, ICEBE 2011, APSEC 2011.
Others
  • Keynote Speaker, IEEE TrustSoft 2016
  • Student Volunteer of ACM PLDI 2012 and ECOOP 2012, Beijing, China
  • Helper of IEEE APSEC 2012, Hong Kong, China
Publications
Journal Papers
  1. Yan Cai and Qiong Lu. Dynamic Testing for Deadlocks via Constraints. IEEE TSE, 2016.     
  2. Changjiang Jia, Yan Cai, Y.T. Yu, and T.H. Tse. 5W+1H pattern: A perspective of systematic mapping studies and a case study on cloud software testing. JSS, 2016.     
  3. Yan Cai, Changjiang Jia, Shangru Wu, Ke Zhai, and W.K. Chan. ASN: A Dynamic Barrier-based Approach to Confirmation of Deadlocks from Warnings for Large-Scale Multithreaded Programs. IEEE TPDS, 2015.     
  4. Yan Cai and W.K. Chan. Magiclock: Scalable Detection of Potential Deadlocks in Large-Scale Multithreaded Programs. IEEE TSE, 2014.     
  5. Lijun Mei, Yan Cai, Changjiang Jia, Bo Jiang, W.K. Chan, Zhenyu Zhang, and T.H. Tse. A Subsumption Hierarchy of Test Case Prioritization for Composite Services. IEEE TSC, 2015.     
  6. Yan Cai and W.K. Chan. Lock Trace Reduction for Multithreaded Programs. IEEE TPDS, 2013.     
  7. Lijun Mei, Yan Cai, Changjiang Jia, Bo Jiang, and W.K. Chan. Test Pair Selection for Test Case Prioritization in Regression Testing for WS-BPEL Programs. IJWSR, 2013.      
  8. W.K. Chan and Yan Cai. In Quest of the Science in Statistical Fault Localization. SPE, 2013.     
Conference Papers ( § indicates Co-First Author)
  1. NEW   Jinpeng Zhou, Sam Silvestro, Hongyu Liu, Yan Cai, and Tongping Liu. UnDead: Defeating Deadlocks of Production Software . Accepted to ASE'17, 2017.  
  2. NEW   Liang He, Yan Cai, ... ... Heap Overflows . Conditionally Accepted to ASE'17, 2017.  
  3. NEW   Yan Cai, Lingwei Cao, and Jing Zhao. Adaptively Generating High Quality Fixes for Atomicity Violations . Accepted to ESEC/FSE'17, 2017.  
  4. NEW   Yu Guo§, Yan Cai§, and Zijiang Yang. AtexRace: Across Thread and Execution Sampling for In-house Race Detection. Accepted to ESEC/FSE'17, 2017.  
  5. Yan Cai, Jian Zhang, Lingwei Cao, and Jian Liu. (CRSampler) A Deployable Sampling Strategy for Data Race Detection. FSE'16, 2016.        
  6. Yan Cai and Zijiang Yang. (RPro) Radius Aware Probabilistic Testing of Deadlocks with Guarantees. ASE'16, 2016.          
  7. Yan Cai and Lingwei Cao. (DFixer) Fixing Deadlocks via Lock Pre-Acquisitions. ICSE'16, 2016.          
  8. Bin Liang, Pan Bian, Yan Zhang, Wenchang Shi, Wei You, and Yan Cai. AntMiner: Mining More Bugs by Reducing Noise Interference. ICSE'16, 2016.        
  9. Yan Cai and Lingwei Cao. (DrFinder) Effective and Precise Dynamic Detection of Hidden Races for Java Programs. ESEC/FSE'15, 2015.      
  10. Yan Cai, Shangru Wu, and W.K. Chan. ConLock: A Constraint-based Approach to Dynamic Checking on Deadlocks in Multithreaded Programs. ICSE'14, 2014.      
  11. Yan Cai, W.K. Chan, and Y.T. Yu. Taming Deadlocks in Multithreaded Programs. The Symposium on Engineering Test Harness 2013 (TSETH'13). QSIC'13, 2013.      
  12. Lijun Mei, Yan Cai, Changjiang Jia, Bo Jiang, and W.K. Chan. Prioritizing Structurally Complex Test Pairs for Validating WS-BPEL Evolutions. ICWS'13, 2013.      
  13. Yan Cai, Zhai Ke, Shangru Wu, and W.K. Chan. TeamWork: Synchronizing Threads Globally to Detect Real Deadlocks for Multithreaded Programs. PPoPP'13, poster paper, 2013.      
  14. Yan Cai and W.K. Chan. MagicFuzzer: Scalable Deadlock Detection for Large-Scale Applications. ICSE'12, 2012.      
  15. Yan Cai and W.K. Chan. LOFT: Redundant Synchronization Event Removal for Data Race Detection. ISSRE'11, 2011.      
Honors, Awards, and Grants (Selected)
  • 2016, 2016 Excellent Young AE Award, Frontiers of Computer Science.
  • 2014, ACM SIGSOFT CAPS Travel Award for travel to ICSE'14. Amount: 675 USD.
  • 2013, Research Tuition Scholarship for Research Student, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2013, Outstanding Academic Performance Award for Research Student, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2012, Conference Grant for travel to ICSE'12, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: 10,000 HKD.
  • 2011, Conference Grant for travel to ISSRE'11, City University of Hong Kong, Amount: 8,971.33 HKD.
  • 2009, Literary and Art Activities Individual Scholarship, Shandong University, China. Amount: 1,000 RMB.
  • 2008, National Inspirational Scholarship, Shandong University. Amount: 5,000 RMB.
  • 2008, First Class Scholarship and Merit Student, Shandong University. Amount: 3,000 RMB.
  • 2008, Third Class Award in The National College Students Language Basic Skills Competition, MOE of China.
  • 2007, National Inspirational Scholarship, Shandong University. Amount: 5,000 RMB.
  • 2007, Second Class Scholarship, Shandong University. Amount: 2,000 RMB.
Teaching Experience @CityU.CS
  • Computer Networks, Software Design, Software Engineering Practice, Software Testing and Maintenance.