School of Software

  • Name:Guoqiang LI
  • Title:associate professor, doctorial supervisor
  • Office:1212, Software Builiding
  • Office Phone:+86 - 21-34204167
  • Website:

Research Field

formal verification
programming language theory
knowledge representation, reasoning and verification
data analytics
machine intelligence


2005.4 – 2008.3, PhD., Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
2002.9 – 2005.3, MSc., Department of CST, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
1997.9 - 2001.7, BSc., Department of CST, Taiyuan University of Technology

Work experience

2014.01 - Associate Professor, School of Software, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2016.12 - 2020.4 Guest Associate Professor, Research and Development Center for Smart Mobility, Kyushu University
2015.07 - 2016.07, Academic Visitor, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
2009.04 – 2013.12, Lecturer, School of Software, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2009.12 – 2010.12, Liaison Staff, Bureau of International Cooperation, NSFC
2008.04 – 2009.03, Posdoc. Researcher, NCES, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University


Verification Models and Efficient Algorithms of Asynchronously Communicating Programs Based on Basic Parallel Processes, PI, NSFC General Program, 2019-2022
Reliability of Safety Critical Software Systems, Sub-project PI, NSFC Key Program, 2018-2022
Theory and Methodology of Asynchronously Communicating Program Analysis PI, NSFC General Program, 2017
Verification on Reachability Problem of Time-Sensitive Pushdown Systems PI, NSFC General Program, 2015-2018
Methodology of Program Analysis Based on Automata Model Checking with Time Issues PI, NSFC Youth, 2012-2014

Awards and Honors

ICSE 2020 distinguished paper award



Algorithm Design (SE3352) (2021-)
Mathematical Foundation for Computer Sciences (SE2324)(2021-)
Design and Implementation of Algorithms (SE121) (2020)
Principle of Algorithms (SE222) (2016-2019)
Computability Theory (SE226) (2012-2014)


Design and Analysis of Algorithms (EI6303) (2011- )
Academic Writing, Norms and Ethics (GE6001) (2019-)
Fundamentals of Programming Languages (X037515) (2017)


A full list of the publications is available on my webpage.

Journals and Transactions:

Suyu Ma, Cheng Chen, Zhenchang Xing, Lizhen Qu, Chunyang Chen, Guoqiang Li*. Easy-to-Deploy API Extraction by Multi-Level Feature Embedding and Transfer Learning. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, accepted

Qianqian Duan, Daniel Sun, Guoqiang Li*, Genke Yang, Weiwu Yan. IoT-enabled service for crude-oil production systems against unpredictable disturbance. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Vol. 13(4), 759-768, 2020

Jinhao Tan, Guoqiang Li*. Bounded Model Checking Liveness on Basic Parallel Processes. Journal of Software (软件学报), in Chinese, Vol. 31(8), 2020

Ruoyu Wang, Daniel Sun*, Guoqiang Li*, Raymond Wong, Shiping Chen. Pipeline Provenance for Cloud-Based Big Data Analytics. Software: Practice and Experience, Vol. 50(5), 658-674, 2020

Daniel Sun, Shiping Chen, Guoqiang Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, and Muhammad Atif. Multi-objective Optimisation of Online Distributed Software Update for DevOps in Clouds. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Vol. 19(3), 43, 2019

Rujiang Ding, Guoqiang Li*. An Efficient Implementation of Coverability Verification on Communication-free Petri Net. Journal of Software (软件学报), in Chinese, Vol. 30(7), 1939-1952, 2019

Daniel Sun, Guoqiang Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Liming Zhu, Raj Gaire. Statistically Managing Cloud Operations for Latency-tail-tolerance in IoT-Enabled Smart Cities. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol. 127, 184-195, 2019

Daniel Sun, Alan Fekete, Vincent Gramoli, Guoqiang Li, Xiwei Xu, Liming Zhu. R2C: Robust Rolling-Upgrade in Clouds. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Vol. 15(5), 811-823, 2018

Chunmiao Li, Xiaojuan Cai, Guoqiang Li*. Lower Bound for Coverability Problem of Well-Structured Pushdown Systems. Journal of Software (软件学报), in Chinese, Vol. 29(10), 2018

Guoqiang Li*, Li Liu, Akira Fukuda. Asynchronous Multi-Process Timed Automata. Software Quality Journal, Vol. 26(3): 961-989, 2018

Yuxi Fu, Guoqiang Li, Cong Tian. Preface on Theoretical Foundation of Formal Methods. Journal of Software (软件学报), in Chinese, Vol. 29(6), 1515-1516, 2018

Haitao Zhang, Guoqiang Li*, Zhuo Cheng, Jinyun Xue. Verifying OSEK/VDX Automotive Applications: A Spin-Based Model Checking Approach. Software: Testing, Verification and Reliability, Vol. 28(3), 2018

Congcong Ye, Guoqiang Li*, Hongming Cai, Yonggen Gu. Evaluating the Safety of Blockchain. Journal of Software (软件学报), in Chinese, Vol. 29(5), 1348-1359, 2018

Ling Fang, Chunyan Mu, Zhuo Cheng, Guoqiang Li*. Evaluation of Redundancy Based System: A Model Checking Approach. SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Vol. 61(6), 069101, 2018

Haitao Zhang, Zhuo Cheng, Guoqiang Li, Shaoying Liu. autoC: an Efficient Translator for Model Checking Deterministic Scheduler based OSEK/VDX Applications. SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Vol. 61(5), 052102, 2018

Guoqiang Li*, Yunqing Wen, Shoji Yuen. Updatable Timed Automata with One Updatable Clock. SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Vol. 61(1), 012102, 2018

Haitao Zhang, Guoqiang Li*, Daniel Sun, Yonggang Lu. Verifying Deterministic Scheduler based Cooperative Software: a SMT-based Bounded Model Checking Approach. Journal of Systems Architecture, Vol. 81, 7-16, 2017

Qizhe Yang, Guoqiang Li*. Model on Asynchronously Communicating Program Verification Based on Communicating Petri Nets. Journal of Software (软件学报), in Chinese,Vol. 28(4), 804-818, 2017

Xiuting Tao, Guoqiang Li*, Daniel Sun, Hongming Cai. A Game-Theoretic Model and Analysis of Data Exchange Protocols for Internet of Things in Clouds. Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 76, 582-589, 2017

Li Liu, Guoqiang Li*. The Coverability Problem of Asynchronous Multi-Process Timed Automata. Journal of Software (软件学报), in Chinese, Vol. 28(5), 1080-1090, 2017

Yuwei Wang, Guoqiang Li* and Shoji Yuen. Nested Timed Automata with Various Clocks. Science Foundation in China, Vol. 24(2), 51-68, 2016

Daniel Sun, Min Fu, Liming Zhu, Guoqiang Li and Qinghua Lu. Non-Intrusive Anomaly Detection with Streaming Metrics and Logs for DevOps in Public Clouds. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, Vol. 4(2), 278 - 289, 2016

Yanlong Li, Guoqiang Li, Xiaoju Dong. A Survey on Visualization of Tree Comparison. Journal of Software (软件学报), in Chinese, Vol. 27 (5), 1074-1090, 2016

Lichao Wang, Guoqiang Li*, Zhenjiang Hu. Constructing Format-Preserving Printing from Syntax-Directed Definition. SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Vol. 58 (11), 112106:1-112106:14, 2015

Conferences and Workshops:

Qunhao Sha, Qizhe Yang, Guoqiang Li*. A Parallel Implementation of Liveness on Knowledge Graphs under Label Constraints. In Proceedings of the TASE'21, IEEE Society, 103-110, 2021

Jieshan Chen, Mulong Xie, Zhenchang Xing, Chunyang Chen, Xiwei Xu, Liming Zhu, Guoqiang Li. Object Detection for Graphical User Interface: Old Fashioned or Deep Learning or a Combination?. In Proceedings of the ESEC/FSE'20, 1202-1214, 2020

Jieshan Chen, Chunyang Chen*, Zhenchang Xing, Xiwei Xu, Liming Zhu, Guoqiang Li*, Jinshui Wang. Unblind Your Apps: Predicting Natural-Language Labels for Mobile GUI Components by Deep Learning. In Proceedings of the ICSE'20, accepted, 2020 (Distinguished paper award!)

Dehai Zhao, Zhenchang Xing, Chunyang Chen, Xiwei Xu, Liming Zhu, Guoqiang Li*, Jinshui Wang. Seenomaly: Vision-Based Linting of GUI Animation Effects Against Design-Don't Guidelines. In Proceedings of the ICSE'20, 2020

Xiaoxue Ren, Zhenchang Xing, Xin Xia, Guoqiang Li, Jianling Sun. Discovering, Explaining and Summarizing Controversial Discussions in Community Q&A Sites. In Proceedings of the ASE'19, accepted, 2019

Dehai Zhao, Zhenchang Xing, Chunyang Chen*, Xin Xia*, Guoqiang Li*. ActionNet: Vision-based Workflow Action Recognition From Programming Screencasts. In Proceedings of the ICSE'19, 350-361, 2019

Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, Adeel Zafar, Valeriia Tumanian, Yue Ding, Guoqiang Li*. Object Detection Boosting using Object Attributes in Detect and Describe Framework. In Proceedings of the ICTAI'19, 2019

Haitao Zhang, Ayang Tuo, Guoqiang Li. Model Checking is Possible to Verify Large-scale Vehicle Distributed Application Systems. In Proceedings of the DATE'19, 594-597, 2019

Chunyang Chen, Xi Chen, Jiamou Sun, Zhenchang Xing, Guoqiang Li*. Data-Driven Proactive Policy Assurance of Post Quality in Community Q&A Sites. In Proceedings of the CSCW'18, ACM, Vol. 2, 33, 2018

Yun Guo, Daniel Sun, Guoqiang Li, Shiping Chen. Examine Manipulated Datasets with Topology Data Analysis: A Case Study. In Proceedings of the ICICS'18, LNCS 11149, 358-373, 2018

Haitao Zhang, Guoqiang Li, Xiaohong Li, Zhuo Cheng, Jinyun Xue, Shaoying Liu. An Efficient Approach for Verifying Automobile Distributed Application Systems on Timing Property. In Proceedings of the ICSE'18, IEEE/ACM Society, 230-231, 2018

Yuwei Wang, Guoqiang Li, Shoji Yuen. Nested Timed Automata with Invariants. In Proceedings of the SETTA'17, LNCS 10606, 77-93, 2017

Yuwei Wang, Yunqing Wen, Guoqiang Li, Shoji Yuen. Nested Timed Automata with Diagonal Constraints. In Proceedings of the ICFEM'17, LNCS 10610, 396-412, 2017

Chenxiao Dou, Daniel Sun, Guoqiang Li, Raymond K. Wong. Active Learning with Density-Initialized Decision Tree for Record Matching. In Proceedings of the SSDBM'17, ACM, 14:1-14:12, 2017

Ruoyu Wang, Daniel Sun, Guoqiang Li, Muhammad Atif, Surya Nepal. LogProv: Logging Events as Provenance of Big Data Analytics Pipelines with Trustworthiness Evaluation. In Proceedings of the BigData'16, IEEE Society, 1402-1411, 2016

Bingbing Fang, Guoqiang Li, Daniel Sun, Hongming Cai. Schedulability Analysis of Timed Regular Tasks by an Under-Approximation on WCET. In Proceedings of the SETTA'16, LNCS 9984, 147-162, 2016

Guoqiang Li, Mizuhito Ogawa, Shoji Yuen. Nested Timed Automata with Frozen Clocks. In Proceedings of the FORMATS'15, LNCS 9268, 189-205, 2015

Guoqiang Li, Xiaojuan Cai, Mizuhito Ogawa, Shoji Yuen. Nested Timed Automata. In Proceedings of the FORMATS'13, LNCS 8053, 168-182, 2013

Yizhou Zhang, Hao Lin, Guoqiang Li. Emerald: An Automated Modeling and Verification Tool for Component-Based Real-Time Systems. In Proceedings of the QISC'12, IEEE Society, 120-123, 2012

Guoqiang Li, Mizuhito Ogawa. Authentication Revisited: Flaw or Not, the Recursive Authentication Protocol. In Proceedings of the ATVA'08, LNCS 5311, 374-385, 2008

Guoqiang Li, Mizuhito Ogawa. On-the-fly Model Checking of Fair Non-repudiation Protocols. In Proceedings of the ATVA'07, LNCS 4762, 511-522, 2007


Guest Editor of Journal of Software(软件学报), Vol. 5, 2018

Committee member: Technical Committee of Formal Methods, China Computer Federation

Committee member: Technical Committee of Theoretical Computer Science, Shanghai Computer Society

Serve as Program Chair in the following conferences and workshops:

SEKM'21 | SEKM'20 | FMAC'17

Serve as a PC in the following conferences and workshops:

SEKM'20 | TASE'20
SEKM'19 | FMAC'19 | ICEBE'19 | SATE'19 | SETTA'19 | TASE'19
DSA'18 | YR-FMAC'18 | ICEBE'18 | SATE'18 | SEKM'18 | ISSSR'18 | FMAC'18 | SETTA'18 | APDCM'18
YR-SETTA'17 | DSA'17 | ICFEM'17 | SOFL+MSVL'17 | TASE'17 | SEKM'17 | ICA3PP'17 | APDCM'17
FMAC'16 | YR-SETTA'16 | IS3R'16 | ICEBE'16 | SEKM'16 | SOFL+MSVL'16 | CANDAR'16 | PDAA'16 | APDCM'16 | D2D'16
YR-SETTA'15 | CANDAR'15 | DICT'15 | SEKM'15 | APDCM'15 | HASE'15
PDAA'13 | CANDAR'13 | APDCM'13
PDAA'12 | ICNC'12 | FORDS'12 | APDCM'12
PDAA'11 | ICNC'11 | APDCM'11