Huiyan Wang (王慧妍)

Assistant Researcher, SPAR Group, ICS, Nanjing University (2021.7~now)

 PhD, Nanjing University, 2021

Email: why at nju dot edu dot cn

Mailing Address: Room 919, Building of Computer Science and Technology,

Nanjing University (Xianlin Campus), 163 Xianlin Avenue, Qixia District, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China (210023)


news-icon2 I am looking for self-motivated Msc and PhD students. Feel free to contact me.

news-icon2 I joined Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Nanjing University, as an assistant researcher from July, 2021.


I was born in Taizhou, Jiangsu, China in 1993. I received my Bachelor degree in computer science from Nanjing University, Jiangsu, China in July 2015. I obtained my Ph.D. degree [PhD thesis: "Input Validation for Context-aware Intelligent Software via Consistency Checking"] for software engineering under the supervision of associate researcher Jingwei Xu and Prof. Chang Xu, at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University.

From July 2021, I have joined Institute of Computer Science (ICS) as an assistant researcher and also a member of System & Program Analysis Research Group (SPAR group) at ICS.

Research Interests

My research interests include intelligent software quality assurance, context management, software analyses and testing.


Present (MSc and PhD)

  • Chuyang Chen (MSc; with Prof. Chang Xu; context inconsistency detection; starting from 2020 Fall)
  • Shuguan Liu (MSc; with Prof. Xiaoxing Ma and Prof. Chang Xu; PBE and DNN testing; starting from 2020 Fall)
  • Mingchen Gao (MSc; with Prof. Chang Xu; metamorphic testing for constraint checking engines; starting from 2022 Fall!)
  • Lingyu Zhang (PhD; with Prof. Chang Xu; context inconsistency detection; starting from 2021 Fall)

Past (MSc and PhD)

  • Ziqi Chen (MSc; with Prof. Chang Xu; DNN testing; starting from 2019 Fall)

Honors and Awards

  • JSCS Excellent Doctor Degree Dissertation 江苏省计算机学会优秀博士论文奖 (JSCS, 2022)
  • Excellent Doctor Degree Dissertation Nomination 优秀博士论文提名奖 (Nanjing University, 2021)
  • Artificial Intelligence Scolarship 人工智能奖学金 (Nanjing University, 2019)
  • Tung OOCL Scholarship 董氏东方奖学金 (Nanjing University, 2018)
  • Outstanding Graduate of Nanjing University (Nanjing University, 2015)

Academic Services

  • PC member: SANER 2022 (tool demo track), QRS 2022, PIC 2021
  • Reviewer/Subreviewer: TOSEM, ASE 2022, TheWebConf 2020, ASONAM 2019


I love travelling and taking photos. Also, I quite enjoy watching comedy episodes, and I am a big fan of Friends, TBBT, and Modern Family. Welcome to chat with me about anything.