Ting Liu

Ph. D, Professor 

Contact

Email:  tingliu AT mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Box 1088, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xian Nin Xi Lu 28, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China  10086

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EDUCATION
Ph.D. in System Engineering, 2010
Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Dissertation: IPv6 Network Worm Propagation Model, Analysis and Detection
Advisor: Prof. Xiaohong Guan, Co-advisor: Prof. Qinghua Zheng
B.S. in Information Engineering, 2003
Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

WORKING EXPERIENCE
Professor  Since 2018
School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Visiting Professor  2016 - 2017
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University
Associate Professor 2014 - 2018
Institute of System Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Lecturer 2010 - 2014
Institute of System Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University

RESERCH INTERESTS
My research is security and reliability in computer network, cyber-physical system and software system. My research focus includes:

  • Vulnerability and intrusion detection in Smart Grids
  • Integrated control of building systems for energy saving, security, and comfort
  • Software behavior model and abnormal detection
  • Software testing and verification

SELECTED PAPERS

  1. Y. Liu, M. Fan, T. Liu, Y. Hao, Z. Xu, K. Chen, H. Chen, Y. Cai. ConcSpectre: Be Aware of Forthcoming Malware Hidden in Concurrent. IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security (QRS), Haikou, China, 2021. (Best Paper Award
  2. C. Zhao, Z. Li, T. Liu, H. Ding, J. Han, W. Xi, R. Gui. RF-Mehndi: A Fingertip Profiled RF Identifier. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM). Paris, France, 2019. (CCF A,Best Paper Award)
  3. J. Tian, R. Tan, X. Guan, T. Liu. Hidden Moving Target Defense in Smart Grids. CPSWEEK CPSR-SG. Pittsburgh, US. April, 2017. (Best Paper Award)
  4. M. Fan, J. Liu, X. Luo, K. Chen, T. Chen, Z. Tian, X. Zhang, Q. Zheng, T. Liu. Frequent Subgraph based Familial Classification of Android Malware. IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE). Ottawa, Canada, October, 2016. (Best Paper Award)
  5. Z. Tian, Q. Zheng, M. Fan, E. Zhuang, H. Wang, T. Liu. DBPD: A Dynamic Birthmark-based Software Plagiarism Detection Tool. International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, 2014. (Best Demo Award)
  6. 王子骏, 刘杨, 鲍远义, 管晓宏, 吴桐, 卢建刚, 余志文, 袁晓舒, 刘烃. 电力系统安全仿真技术: 工程安全、网络安全与信息物理综合安全. 中国科学: 信息科学, 2021.
  7. D. Cui, L. Fan, S. Chen, Y. Cai, Q. Zheng, Y. Liu, T. Liu. Towards Characterizing Bug Fixes through Dependency-Level Changes in Apache Java Open Source Projects. Science China: Information Sciences. 2021
  8. 晋武侠, 钟定洪, 张宇云, 杨名帆, 刘烃. 基于多源特征空间的微服务可维护性评估. 软件学报. 软件学报. 32(5):1322-1340, 2021
  9. 范铭, 刘烃, 刘均, 罗夏朴, 于乐, 管晓宏. 安卓恶意软件检测方法综述. 中国科学: 信息科学, 50(8), 1148-1177, 2020.
  10. 刘烃, 田决, 王稼舟, 吴宏宇, 孙利民, 周亚东, 沈超, 管晓宏. 信息物理融合系统综合安全威胁与防御研究. 自动化学报, 45(1), 5-24, 2019.
  11. M. Fan, W. Wei, W. Jin, Z. Yang, T. Liu. Explanation-Guided Fairness Testing through Genetic Algorithm. IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), 2022. (CCF A)
  12. W. Jin, D. Zhong, Z. Ding, M. Fan, T. Liu. Where to Start: Studying Type Annotation Practices in Python. IEEE/ACM Automated Software Engineering (ASE), 2021 (CCF A)
  13. H. Wang, Y. Lin, Z. Yang, J. Sun, Y. Liu, J. Dong, Q. Zheng, T. Liu. Explaining Regressions via Alignment Slicing and Mending. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 47(11), 2421-2437, 2021 (CCF A)
  14. M. Fan, Z. Si, X. Xie, Y. Liu, T. Liu. Text Backdoor Detection Using An Interpretable RNN Abstract Model. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security. 16, 4117-4132, 2021. (CCF A)
  15. W. Jin, T. Liu, Y. Cai, R. Kazman, R. Mo, Q. Zheng. Service Candidate Identification from Monolithic Systems based on Execution Traces. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 47(5), 987-1007, 2021. (CCF A)
  16. H. Zhang, Y. Zhou, Q. Zheng, Z. Wang, Y. Chen, C. Chen, T. Liu. A Novel Large Group Decision Making Method via Normalized Alternative Prediction Selection. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. 29(7), 1992-2005, 2021 (JCR 1)
  17. M. Fan, W. Wei, X. Xie, Y. Liu, X. Guan, T. Liu. Can We Trust Your Explanations? Sanity Checks for Interpreters in Android Malware Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security. 16, 838-853, 2021 (CCF A)
  18. Y. Qu, Q. Zheng, J. Chi, Y. Jin, A. He, D. Cui, H. Zhang, T. Liu. Using K-core Decomposition on Class Dependency Networks to Improve Bug Prediction Model’s Practical Performance. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 47(2): 348-366, 2021 (CCF A)
  19. P. Liu, Y. Liu, X. Wang, C. Fang, X. Guan, T. Liu. Channel-State-Based Fingerprinting against Physical Access Attack in Industrial Field Bus Network. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. (10.1109/JIOT.2021.3126461) (JCR 1)
  20. X. Xu, Q. Zheng, Z. Yan, M. Fan, A. Jia, T. Liu. Interpretation-enabled Software Reuse Detection Based on a Multi-Level Birthmark Model. IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), 2021. (CCF A)
  21. J. Guo, Z. Si, Y. Wang, Q. Liu, M. Fan, J. LOU, Z. Yang, T. Liu. Chase: A Large-Scale and Pragmatic Chinese Dataset for Cross-Database Context-Dependent Text-to-SQL. 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2021 (CCF A) 
  22. Y. Liu, T. Liu, H. Sun, K. Zhang, P. Liu. Hidden Electricity Theft by Exploiting Multiple-Pricing Scheme in Smart Grids. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security. 15, 2453-2468, 2020 (CCF A)
  23. X. Zhang, Z. Yang, Q. Zheng, Y. Hao, P. Liu, T. Liu. Tell you a Definite Answer: Whether Your Data is Tainted During Thread Scheduling. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 46(9): 916-931, 2020 (CCF A)
  24. J. Tian, R. Tan, X. Guan, Z. Xu, T. Liu. Moving Target Defense Approach to Detecting Stuxnet-like Attacks. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids. 11(1): 291-300, 2020. (JCR 1区)
  25. W. Jin, Y. Cai, R. Kazman, G. Zhang, Q. Zheng, T. Liu. Exploring the Architectural Impact of Possible Dependencies in Python software. IEEE/ACM Automated Software Engineering (ASE), 2020 (CCF A)
  26. Y. Xu, Z. Xu, B. Chen, F. Song, Y. Liu, T. Liu. Patch Based Vulnerability Matching for Binary Programs. ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA), Los Angeles, US, 2020. (CCF A)
  27. Y. Lin, J. Sun, G. Fraser, Z. Xiu, T. Liu, J. Dong. Recovering Fitness Gradients for Interprocedural Boolean Flags in Search-Based Testing. ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA), Los Angeles, US, 2020. (CCF A)
  28. C. Wen, H. Wang, Y. Li, S. Qin, Y. Liu, Z. Xu, H. Chen, X. Xie, G. Pu, T. Liu. MemLock: Memory Usage Guided Fuzzing. IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Seoul, South Korea, 2020. (CCF A)
  29. S. Li, J. Guo, M. Fan, J. Lou, Q. Zheng, T. Liu. Automated Bug Reproduction from User Reviews for Android Applications. IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering Software Engineering in Practice (ICSE-SEIP). Seoul, South Korea, 2020. 
  30. C. Zhao, Z. Li, H. Ding, W. Xi, T. Liu, R. Gui, J. Han. A Fingertip Profiled RF Identifier. IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing. (10.1109/TMC.2020.3014092) (CCF A)
  31. Q. Feng, Y. Cai, R. Kazman, D. Cui, T. Liu. H. Fang. Active Hotspot: An Issue-Oriented Model to Monitor Software Evolution and Degradation. IEEE/ACM Automated Software Engineering (ASE), San Diego, US, 2019. (CCF A)
  32. H. Wang, X. Xie, S. Lin, Y. Lin, Y. Li, S. Qin, Y. Liu, T. Liu. Locating Vulnerabilities in Binaries via Memory Layout Recovering. ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE), Estonia, 2019 (CCF A)
  33. J. Guo, Z. Zhan, Y. Gao, Y. Xiao, J. Lou, T. Liu, D. Zhang. Towards Complex Text-to-SQL in Cross-Domain Database with Intermediate Representation. 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Florence, Italy, 2019 (CCF A)
  34. D. Cui, T. Liu, Y. Cai, Q. Zheng, Q. Feng, W. Jin, J. Guo, Y. Qu. Investigating the Impact of Multiple Dependency Structures on Software Defects. IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Montréal, Canada, 2019. (CCF A)
  35. M. Fan, X. Luo, J. Liu, M. Wang, C. Nong, Q. Zheng, T. Liu. Graph Embedding based Familial Analysis of Android Malware using Unsupervised Learning. IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Montréal, Canada, 2019. (CCF A) 
  36. J. Guo, S. Li, J. Lou, Z. Yang, T. Liu. SARA: Self-Replay Augmented Record and Replay for Android in Industrial Cases. ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA), Beijing, China, 2019. (CCF A)
  37. M. Fan, X. Luo, J. Liu, C. Nong, Q. Zheng, T. Liu. CTDroid: Leveraging a Corpus of Technical Blogs for Android Malware Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Reliability. 69(1): 124-138, 2020.
  38. J. Tian, R. Tan, X. Guan, T. Liu. Enhanced Hidden Moving Target Defense in Smart Grids. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, 10(2), 2208-2223, 2019. (JCR 1)
  39. M. Fan, J. Liu, X. Luo, K. Chen, Z. Tian, X. Zhang, Q. Zheng, T. Liu. Android Malware Familial Classification and Representative Sample Selection via Frequent Subgraph Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, 13(8), 1890-1905, 2018. (CCF A) 
  40. Z. Tian, T. Liu, Q. Zheng, E. Zhuang, M. Fan, Z. Yang. Reviving Sequential Program Birthmarking for Multithreaded Software Plagiarism Detection. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 44(5), 491-511, 2018. (CCF A)
  41. Y. Liu, N. Yu, W. Wang, X. Guan, Z. Xu, B. Dong, T. Liu. Coordinating the Operations of Smart Buildings in Smart Grids. Applied Energy, 228(15), 2510-2525, 2018 (JCR 1)
  42. S. Chen, T. Liu, F. Gao, J. Ji, Z. Xu, B. Qian, H. Wu, X. Guan. Butler, Not Servant: A Human-Centric Smart Home Energy Management System. IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 27-33, 2017. (JCR 1)
  43. H. Wang, T. Liu, X. Guan, S. Chao, Q. Zheng, Z. Yang. Dependence Guided Symbolic Execution. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 2017, 43(3): 252-271. (CCF A) 
  44. M. Fan, J. Liu, W. Wang, H. Li, Z. Tian, T. Liu. DAPASA: Detecting Android Piggybacked Apps through Sensitive Subgraph Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security. 2017, 12(8), 1772-1785 (CCF A)
  45. H. Zhang, Q. Zheng, T. Liu, Z. Yang, M. Luo, Y. Qu. Improving Linguistic Pairwise Comparison Consistency via Linguistic Discrete Regions. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 2016, 24(3): 600-614. (JCR 1)
  46. Z. Tian, Q. Zheng, T. Liu, M. Fan, E. Zhuang, Z. Yang. Software Plagiarism Detection with Birthmarks based on Dynamic Key Instruction Sequences. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2015, 41(12): 1217-1235. (CCF A)
  47. T. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Mao, Y. Sun, X. Guan, W. Gong, S. Xiao. A dynamic secret-based encryption scheme for smart grid wireless communication. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, 2014, 5(3):1175-1182. (JCR 1)