Yuntianyi Chen


Wuhan University


Yuntianyi Chen is an undergraduate majoring in Computer Science and Technology at Wuhan University. His research interests include software configuration, transfer learning, evolutionary computation and defect prediction. He joined the Centre of Software Testing, Analysis and Reliability (CSTAR) since 2017 under the supervision of professor Jifeng Xuan.


  • Software Configuration
  • Transfer Learning
  • Evolutionary Computation


  • Bachelor in Computer Science and Technology, 2016-2020

    Wuhan University

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Software Engineering, 2021-Now

    University of California, Irvine



Research Assistant

Centre of Software Testing, Analysis and Reliability (CSTAR)

Nov 2020 – Present Wuhan University


27th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER), 2020

Nov 2019 – Nov 2019


Centre of Software Testing, Analysis and Reliability (CSTAR)

Oct 2017 – Present Wuhan University
My researches mainly focus on using machine learning and evolutionary computation methods to solve software engineering problems.

Teaching Assistant

Advanced Software Engineering Course

Sep 2017 – Dec 2017 Wuhan University

Recent Publications

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Regression Models for Performance Ranking of Configurable Systems: A Comparative Study

Finding the best configurations for a highly configurable system is challenging. Existing studies learned regression models to predict …

Multi-Objective Configuration Sampling for Performance Ranking in Configurable Systems

The problem of performance ranking in configurable systems is to find the optimal (near-optimal) configurations with the best …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

SATE 2019

Research Projects

Heterogeneous Transfer Learning on Software Configuration

• Presented a novel algorithm to predict the configurations’ performance and rank the configurations of software systems when we have …

Refinement on Performance Ranking Models of Software Configuration

• Introduced a algorithm to learn the ranking rule from the labeled data. Proposed a common framework to refine the ranking of …

Comparative Study on Regression Models in Performance Ranking

• Conducted a comparative study on the common regression models used in performance ranking of software configuration research. The …

Multi-Objective Configuration Sampling in Configurable Systems

• Proposed a sampling method, which uses multi-objective optimization to minimize the number of samples we need to measure while …

Wireless Printing Under the Internet of Things

• Proposed a project that one can upload the file to the server and go to any printer connected to the server at any time to print what …

Honors & Scholarships

Scholarship for Outstanding Students(top 10%)

Scholarship for Outstanding Students(top 10%)

Chinese Undergraduate Computer Design Contest

Scholarship for Outstanding Students(top 15%)