Yanyan Jiang 蒋炎岩

(Tenure-track) Associate Professor,
SPAR - CASTLE Joint Group
Dept. of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University

Ph.D. (Nanjing University , 2017)
Visiting Ph.D. Student (The Ohio State University , 2015)


I'm interested in fun stuffs on constructing and torturing software systems: validation, verification, and synthesis. Selected publications:

  • Yanyan Jiang, “The hitchhiker's guide to operating systems”, in Proceedings of the 2023 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC), 929–943, 2023.
  • Zelin Zhao, Yanyan Jiang, Chang Xu, Tianxiao Gu, and Xiaoxing Ma, “Synthesizing object state transformers for dynamic software updates”, in Proceedings of the 43rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), 1111–1122, 2021 (ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award 🏅 and ACM Europe Council Best Paper Award 🏅). “软件动态更新技术”
  • Yuju Shen, Yanyan Jiang, Chang Xu, Ping Yu, Xiaoxing Ma, and Jian Lu, “ReScue: Crafting regular expression DoS attacks”, in Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), 225–235, 2018 (ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award 🏅). “一个由正则表达式引发的血案 (解决版)”
  • And the full publication list.



  • Current (Find them in CST Building 812/824/544)

    • PhD: Xianfei Ou 欧先飞 (2018), Daohan Qu 屈道涵 (2019), Hanzhi Liu 刘瀚之 (2020), Yike Zhou 周意可 (2021), Jiayi Wang 王加益 (2021), Peili Gao 高培立 (2023), Chaoyi Zhao 赵超懿 (2023)
    • Master: Tianyun Zhang 张天昀 (2021), Zesen Liu 刘泽森 (2023)
  • Past students


Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Xiaomi Youth Innovation Award and Houjun Liu Teaching Award of Nanjing University.
  • 2021 NASAC Youth Software Innovation Award (NASAC 青年软件创新奖).
  • 2021 ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award and ACM European Best Paper Award (ICSE'21).
  • 2020 Bank of China Teaching Award of Nanjing University.
  • 2018-2020 CCF Elite Youth Scientists Sponsorship Program (CCF 青年人才托举计划; Top 6 in China).
  • 2018 ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award (ASE'18).
  • 2018 CCF Docotral Disseration Award (CCF 优秀博士学位论文; Top 5 in China), ACM China Doctoral Dissertation Award Nomination (Top 5 in China).
  • 2016 Distinguished Student of Nanjing University (南京大学学生年度人物; the only PhD student out of ten winners).
  • 2014 MSRA Fellowship Award (微软学者奖学金; Top 12 in Asia Region); 2015 and 2010 National Scholarship;
  • First Place in 2014 Huawei Cup Regional Programming Contest; Second Place in 2012 Tencent Hackathon.
  • I competed in ICPC regional contests for two Gold Medals and earned 49th Place in the 2009 World Finals.

Last Update: July 11, 2023

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