Lingling Fan | 范玲玲

Ph.D. Student

School of Computer Science and Software Engineering

East China Normal University



East China Normal University

Putuo Campus, Shanghai

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student focusing primarily on software testing and analysis. I am currently advised by Professor Lihua Xu (ECNU) in SQSLab.

I'm also a visiting Ph.D. student (Research Assistant) at Cyber Security Lab of Nanyang Technological University (2017-2018), advised by Professor Liu Yang.

I am working on crash analysis, software testing and mobile security. In crash analysis, I've conducted a large-scale empirical study of Android framework-specific exception to manifest the characteristics of Android framework-specific crashes (refer to ICSE 2018).

In software testing, I've developed a continuous verification system, termed Eunomia (refer to APSEC 2016) to bi-directionally check conformance of model and corresponding source code.

In malware detection, I've proposed a malware detection system, termed Begonia (refer to CCS 2016), through Pareto ensemble learning to trade off classification accuracy and time cost. In addition, KuafuDet (refer to Computer & Security 2017) is designed to harden the detection ability in adversarial environment,


Ph.D., Computer Science and Technology, East China Normal University, Current

B.S., Computer Science and Technology, East China Normal University, June 2014


Outstanding student of ECNU, China, December 2015

Shanghai outstanding graduates, ECNU, China, June 2014


Lingling Fan, Ting Su, Sen Chen, Guozhu Meng, Yang Liu, Lihua Xu, Geguang Pu and Zhendong Su, "Large-Scale Analysis of Framework-Specific Exceptions in Android Apps", In Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Gothenburg, Sweden, 2018. (Acceptance rate: 20.9% = 105/502)

Sen Chen, Minhui Xue, Lingling Fan, Shuang Hao, Lihua Xu, Haojin Zhu, and Bo Li, "Automated Poisoning Attacks and Defenses in Malware Detection System: An Adversarial Machine Learning Approach", In Proceedings of the Elsevier Computers & Security, 2017

Lingling Fan, Sen Chen, Lihua Xu, Zongyuan Yang, Huibiao Zhu, Model-Based Continuous Verification, IEEE Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), 2016. (Acceptance rate: 19.7% = 43/218)

Lingling Fan, Minhui Xue, Sen Chen, Lihua Xu, Haojin Zhu, “POSTER: Accuracy vs. Time Cost: Detecting Android Malware through Pareto Ensemble Pruning”, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS). ACM, 2016