My teaching and research interests are mainly in software engineering and program analysis. My goal is to develop practical techniques and tools that can help improve software reliability, increase development productivity, and reduce maintenance cost. I am also interested in programming languages and data mining, looking for research ideas and techniques that can help solve software engineering and security problems. At SIS, SMU, I am very fortunate to have the chance to work with these outstanding current and past graduate students: Pavneet Singh, Joseph Chan, Ferdian Thung, and William Tan (M.S. in 2014), Lucia (Ph.D. in 2014), Shaowei Wang (Ph.D. in 2015) I am recruiting students interested in working on the areas related to software engineering, program analysis, security, and data mining. You may join our research group as a part-time student assistant, a visting graduate student, or a full-time PhD student. Send me your CV with a personal statement if interested. Apply for our SIS PhD programme! The online application for Academic Year 2016-17 Term 1 (entrance date in August 2016) will close at the end of January 2016. Contact me or go online for more information.