A Brief Intro

Xiao (Lester) Yu is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at North Carolina State University since August 2011. He is currently advised by Dr. Guoliang Jin. Before moving to the U.S., he received an M.S. in Software and Theory from East China Normal University in 2011, advised by Dr. Geguang Pu (Google Scholar), and a B.S. in Software Engineering from the same university in 2008.

He has a wide range of research interests in Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Formal Methods, and Systems. He is actively exploring multidisciplinary research topics that will potentially result in practical approaches and tools improving software reliability and performance. His current research centers around performance topics, because he believes that performance-related research is a junction of Software Engineering (concerning developers), Programming Languages (concerning programming systems), and Systems (concerning operating systems and hardware). Before being interested in software performance, he mainly worked on software testing with dynamic symbolic execution. He was one of the initiators of CAUT, a DSE-based testing tool for C programs.

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