Yilin Fang
Yilin Fang
Ph.D. Student
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
fang.1007 at osu.edu
Yilin Fang
Yilin Fang

I am Yilin Fang, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at The Ohio State University (OSU), where I am a member of W3CIL Lab under the supervision of Prof. Carter Yagemann. My research focuses on the intersection of computer security and machine learning, particularly in automated vulnerability discovery, analysis, and prevention.

Prior to joining OSU, I earned my Master’s degree in Cyberspace Security from the School of Cyber Science and Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2023, under the guidance of Prof. Bin Yuan. During my master's program, it was my great fortune to work with Dr. Yueming Wu on source-code-level vulnerability discovery and clone detection. I also completed my Bachelor’s degree in Information Security at HUST in 2020.


  1. Code2Img: Tree-based Image Transformation for Scalable Code Clone Detection
    Yutao Hu, Yilin Fang, Yifan Sun, Yaru Jia, Yueming Wu, Deqing Zou, and Hai Jin
    IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 2023
  2. Fine-grained Code Clone Detection with Block-based Splitting of Abstract Syntax Tree
    Tiancheng Hu*, Zijing Xu*, Yilin Fang, Yueming Wu, Bin Yuan, Deqing Zou, and Hai Jin
    (*: under my mentorship)
    In Proceedings of the 32nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA), 2023
  3. Deep Learning-based Vulnerability Detection by Building Behavior Graph
    Bin Yuan, Yifan Lu, Yilin Fang, Yueming Wu, Deqing Zou, Zhen Li, Zhi Li, and Hai Jin
    In Proceedings of the 45th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), 2023