Professor of Computer Science
Joined department: Fall 2006
Professor Zhang's research is on automatic debugging, software reliability,computer security, and program profiling. In particular, he has designed efficient and effective dynamic slicing techniques which have a lot of applications in debugging runtime errors, intrusion detection, and preventing software piracy. He has designed architectural support for protecting sensitive data in symmetric shared memory processors. He has also conducted research on program tracing and profiling, which includes novel representations and creative compression techniques. Zhang is interested in program analysis, both dynamic and static, and their applications in software engineering and security related issues.
Zhang is a member of ACM and IEEE.
X. Zhang, N. Gupta, and R. Gupta, "Pruning Dynamic Slices With Confidence", ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation, 2006
X. Zhang and R. Gupta, "Whole Execution Traces and their Applications", ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization, 2005
X. Zhang and R. Gupta, "Matching Execution Histories of Program Versions", Conference and 13th ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, 2005