Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Liu Yang

Nanyang Assistant Professor (NTU)

School of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 6706
Office: N4-02c-82

  • PhD (Comp Sci) National University of Singapore 2010
  • BA(Hons) (Comp Sci) National University of Singapore 2005
Dr Liu Yang graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Computing (Honours) in the National University of Singapore (NUS). In 2010 May, he obtained his PhD and continued with his post doctoral work in NUS. From 2011 to 2012, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist in NUS Temasek Laboratories before joining NTU.
Research Interests
Dr Liu's current research interests are related to Formal Methods, Software Security and Software Engineering. Currently, He is heavily involved in the Process Analysis Toolkit (PAT) development, which is a self-contained framework to support composing, simulating and reasoning of various systems (e.g., concurrent and real-time systems, probabilistic systems, web-service, security protocols, sensor networks, software architecture description language and so on). PAT tool can be found at
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2016-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • FSTD – TL@NTU (2016-) [by MINDEF - Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA)]
  • MOE Tertiary Education Research Fund (2017-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • NRF NCR TAU Call (2017-) [by National Research Foundation (NRF)]
Current Projects
  • ACRONIS Sub-Project 1: Research Track 3 - Attack Detection, Adaption And Verification for AV
  • Automatic Checking and Verification of Security Protocol Implementations
  • Formal Modeling and Analysis of Collaborative Security
  • Improving Cybersecurity through Optimal Policy Design and Human Behaviour Modelling
  • Productive Failure via Educational Games for Tertiary Education
  • Robust Control of Large Scale Concurrent Systems with Unreliable Resources
  • Security Enhancements For ATM And POS Systems
  • Software Vulnerability Discovery Tool Building
  • Vulnerability Detection in Binary Code
Selected Publications
  • Günay A, Liu Y, Zhang J, Dutta P. (2015). 2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology: Automated Agent Behavior Construction for Protocol-Based Multiagent Systems. 2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (pp. 300-307)Singapore: IEEE.
  • Xiaofei Xie1 Yang Liu Wei Le Xiaohong Li Hongxu Chen. (2015). S-Looper: Automatic Summarization for Multipath String Loops. International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis.
  • Akin Gunay, Songzheng Song, Yang Liu, Jie Zhang. (2015). Automated Analysis of Commitment Protocols Using Probabilistic Model Checking. Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (pp. 2060-2066)AAAI Press.
  • Yang Liu, Yi Xu, Shaojie Zhang, Chengzheng Sun. (2014). Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Formal Methods: Formal verification of operational transformation. The 19th International Symposium on Formal Methods (pp. 432-448)Singapore.

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