Professor, Department of Computer Science
Junfeng Yang is a professor of computer science and co-director of the Software Systems Lab, where he creates reliable, secure, and fast software systems. His work on vulnerability detection has resulted in vulnerability patches to critical systems such as the Linux kernel, benefiting billions of users. While his research on testing and verifying machine learning systems has been adopted by some of the largest technology companies, such as Google. Yang co-founded a mobile app testing startup called NimbleDroid which provides software tools to auto-test Android apps for critical issues. It was highly praised by developers at New York Times, Pinterest, and Flipkart and integrated into the workflows of many companies. Yang's work has been featured in Scientific American, The Atlantic, The Register, and Communications of ACM.