Li Lyna Zhang

I am currently a fifth-year PhD student in School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). I'm in a joint PhD program between USTC and Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). I am very fortunate to be supervised by Dr. Chieh-Jan Mike Liang and Prof. Enhong Chen. Prior to that, I obtained my bachalor degree from Department of Computer Science and Technology, USTC in June, 2013.

My research interests include applying data-driven intelligence to optimize the performance and user experience of mobile systems. I enjoy solving real world problems by building real systems. Currently, I'm working on large scale mobile app testing.


1. Li Lyna Zhang, Chieh-Jan Mike Liang, Yunxin Liu, Enhong Chen, Systematically Testing Background Services of Mobile Apps. IEEE/ACM ASE(International Conference on Automated Software Engineering) 2017 (CCF Rank A)

2. Li Lyna Zhang, Chieh-Jan Mike Liang, Zhao Lucis Li, Yunxin Liu, Feng Zhao, Enhong Chen, Charactierzing Privacy Risks of Mobile Apps with Sensitivity Analysis. TMC (IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing) 2017 (CCF Rank A)

3. Li Lyna Zhang, Chieh-Jan Mike Liang, Wei Zhang, Enhong Chen, Towards A Contextual and Scalable Automated-testing Service for Mobile Apps. ACM HotMobile 2017

4. Chieh-Jan Mike Liang, Nichloas D. Lane, Niels Brouwers, Li Lyna Zhang, Borje Karlsson, Hao Liu, Yan Liu, Jun Tang, Xiang Shan, Ranveer Chandra, Feng Zhao Caiipa: Automated Large-scale Mobile App Testing through Contextual Fuzzing MobiCom (International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking), ACM, 2014 (CCF Rank A)

5. Chieh-Jan Mike Liang, Haozhun Jin, Yang Yang, Li Lyna Zhang , Feng Zhao, Crossroads: A Frameowkr for Developing Proximity-based Social Interactions. Mobiqutions (International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services), Springer, 2013

6. Chieh-Jan Mike Liang, Jun Tang, Li Lyna Zhang, Feng Zhao, Sirajum Munir, Joha A. Stankovic, Poster: On Human Behavioral Patterns in Elevator Usages. ACM Buildsys, 2013



National Scholarship for Doctoral Students, 2017

Stars of Tomorrow Internship, MSRA, 2013