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Tao (Todd) Zhang Ph.D.
 My name in Simplified Chinese:  张(Zhang)涛(Tao) 
 My name in Traditional Chinese:  張(Zhang)濤(Tao) 
 My name in Korean:  장(Zhang)도(Tao)

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I am an Associate Professor in the College of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Engineering University (HEU). Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Computing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) worked with Dr. Xiapu Luo. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Seoul (UOS) in February 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Byungjeong Lee. I got my Bachelor and Master degrees from Northeastern University (NEU) in July 2005 and March 2008, respectively.

My current research interests include mining software repositories, security and privacy for mobile apps, recommendation systems, etc.


  • [30/09/2017] Research proposal "Security Vulnerabilities Reports Generation Approach for Closed Mobile Apps" is funded by Key Laboratory of Network Assessment Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Sole PI).
  • [26/06/2017] Paper "Bug Reports for Desktop Software and Mobile Apps in GitHub: What is the Difference?" accepted by IEEE Software has been invited to the Journal First Session of ICSME 2017.
  • [28/02/2017] Paper "Bug Report Enrichment with Application of Automated Fixer Recommendation" has been accepted as research full paper by ICPC 2017.
  • [13/12/2016] Paper "An Unsupervised Approach for Discovering Relevant Tutorial Fragments for APIs" has been accepted as research full paper by ICSE 2017.
  • [21/11/2016] Paper "Towards Automatically Generating Privacy Policy for Android Apps" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS).
  • [17/08/2016] Research proposal "Bug Localization for Mobile Apps" is funded by NSFC (Sole PI).

Academic Service

  • International Conference PC Co-Chair: SAC-SE Track 2017-2018
  • International Conference/Workshop PC Member: SAC-SE Track 2015-2016, HASQ 2016
  • Local Conference PC Member: NASAC (National Software Application Conference) 2016-2017, SATE (The Annual Conference on Software Analysis, Testing and Evolution) 2016-2017
  • Session Chair: CIT 2011
  • Journal Reviewer/Co-Reviewer: TR, IST, IJSEKE, FCS, EMSE, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Journal of Software (Chinese Journal), Cluster Computing, Journal of Supercomputing, Mobile Information Systems
  • Conference Reviewer/Co-Reviewer: SAC 2015-2017, ICSM 2013 
  • Membership: ACM, IEEE, CCF

Honors and Awards

  • HEU's Young Leading Talent, January 2017
  • Best Paper Award, KCSE 2014, February 2014
  • Honor Prize, the 18th Samsung HumanTech Paper Award, February 2012
  • Bronze Prize, the 2011 IEEE Seoul Section Student Paper Contest, December 2011
  • Second Prize, National Senior High School Mathematics Tournament, 1999