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Program analysis; Software security; Software engineering; Programming languages
Charles Zhang is a professor and the director of the Cybersecurity Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He likes using program analysis techniques to improve software reliability. He was an associate editor of IEEE TSE and served on many organizational and technical committees of leading international conferences. His research awards include the distinguished paper awards of PLDI, OOPSLA, and ICSE, as well as the ACM SIGSOFT Doctoral Dissertation Award. His notable industrial impact includes the commercialization of research through Sourcebrella, acquired by the Ant Group, the research collaboration award from Ant Group, and the first to win twice the Huawei distinguished collaborator award. He worked as a software engineer in Motorola Inc, an expert advisor to Huawei, and an expert security panelist of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. His research is supported by Research Grant Council, Innovation and Technology Fund, and grants from Huawei, Ant, Tencent, TCL, Microsoft, and IBM. Charles obtained his Ph.D, M.Sc, and B.Sc. with honours, all from University of Toronto.