Lin Deng


Ph.D., Information Technology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2017

M.S., Computer and Information Sciences, Gannon University, Erie, PA, 2011

Areas of Expertise

Software Engineering, Software Testing, Mobile and Web Application Development, Cybersecurity, Mutation Analysis, Crowdsourcing


Lin Deng completed his Ph.D. in Information Technology in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University in 2017.  He received his M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences from Gannon University in Pennsylvania in 2011. He worked as a computer engineer at State Intellectual Property Office of China for more than three years. His research interests include software engineering, software testing, mobile and web application development, cyber security, mutation analysis, and crowdsourcing.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Lin Deng, Jeff Offutt, and David Samudio, Is Mutation Analysis Effective at Testing Android Apps?, IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS 2017), July 2017.

Lin Deng, Jeff Offutt, Paul Ammann, and Nariman Mirzaei, Mutation Operators for Testing Android Apps, Information and Software Technology, Vol. 81, January 2017, Pages 154-168.

Feras Batarseh, Ruixin Yang, and Lin Deng, A Comprehensive Model for Management and Validation of Federal Big Data Analytical Systems, Big Data Analytics, 2017, 2:2.

Deanna Caputo, Shari Pfleeger, Angela Sasse, Paul Ammann, Jeff Offutt, and Lin Deng, Barriers to Usable Security? Three Organizational Case Studies, IEEE Security and Privacy, Vol. 14, No. 5, Pages 22-32, Sept.-Oct. 2016.

Lin Deng, Nariman Mirzaei, Paul Ammann, and Jeff Offutt, Towards Mutation Analysis of Android Apps, 10th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis (Mutation 2015), April 2015.

Guoxian Yu, Guoji Zhang, Zili Zhang, Zhiwen Yu, and Lin Deng, Semi-supervised Classification Based on Subspace Sparse Representation, Knowledge and Information Systems, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 81-101, 2015.

Marcio Delamaro, Lin Deng, Nan Li, Vinicius Durelli and Jeff Offutt, Experimental Evaluation of SDL and One-Op Mutation for C, 7th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST2014), March 2014.

Nan Li, Xin Meng, Jeff Offutt, and Lin Deng, Experience Report: Is Bytecode Instrumentation as Good as Source Code Instrumentation: An Empirical Study With Industrial Tools, 24th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE2013), November 2013.

Lin Deng, Jeff Offutt, and Nan Li, Empirical Evaluation of the Statement Deletion Mutation Operator, 6th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST2013), March 2013.

Weifeng Xu, Lin Deng, Qing Zheng, and Stephen Frezza, Constructing 3D Surface Models for Building Cushion Seats Using Stereo Visions, IEEE Potentials, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 31-37, April 2012.