Background and activities

Research focuses

I got my Master in Artificial Intelligence and Ph.D. in Software Engineering. My research focuses cover these two fields and their interactions.

One key issue I want to address is "System and Software Engineering for Smart System", i.e., how to use system and software engineering approaches to improve security, safety, and reliability of smart systems, e.g. autonomous vehicle, autonomous boat, and smart city. The relevant projects I am leading or working on for this topic include:

  • Security and safety of cyber-physical systems (Supervising 1 Ph.D. student)
  • Security, safety, and resilience of smart city (Supervising 1 Ph.D. student)
  • Safety, autonomy, remote control and operations of industrial transport systems (Working as a researcher and collaborating with SINTEF Digital)

Another topic I am interested in is "Smart Software and System Engineering", i.e., using modern Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Data analytic approaches to solve engineering problems. The relevant projects I am leading or working on for this topic include:

  • Intelligent traffic control of autonomous vehicles (Supervising 1 Ph.D. student)
  • Circular Economy, IoT, and Big Data analytics (Supervising 1 Ph.D. student and one PostDoc)

In addition, I am supervising more than 10 Master students. The research themes of my Master students include:

  • Empirical software engineering (e.g. DevOps)
  • System safety (e.g., safety and security analysis of autonomous cars and boats)
  • Software security (e.g., Source code analysis tools to identify security vulnerabilities)
  • Blockchain-based applications (e.g. blockchain for sustainability development)
  • AI and data analytic related applications (e.g., intelligent traffic management and predictive maintenance)


  • Software security (TDT4237)
  • Advanced software engineering (TDT4242)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Jiang, Shanshan; Hagelien, Thomas Fjæstad; Natvig, Marit Kjøsnes; Li, Jingyue. (2019) Ontology-Based Semantic Search for Open Government Data. Proceedings of 13th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2019).
  • Li, Jingyue; Beba, Sindre; Karlsen, Magnus Melseth. (2019) Evaluation of Open-Source IDE Plugins for Detecting Security Vulnerabilities. Proceedings of the Evaluation and Assessment on Software Engineering, EASE 2019.
  • Lund, Eirik Harald; Jaccheri, Maria Letizia; Li, Jingyue; Cico, Orges; Bai, Xiaoying. (2019) Blockchain and Sustainability: A Systematic Mapping Study. Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceedings.
  • Løvgren, Dag Erik Homdrum; Li, Jingyue; Oyetoyan, Tosin Daniel. (2019) A Data-Driven Security Game to Facilitate Information Security Education. Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceedings.
  • Torkildson, Erik Nilsen; Li, Jingyue; Johnsen, Stig Ole; Glomsrud, Jon Arne. (2018) Empirical Studies of Methods for Safety and Security Co-analysis of Autonomous Boat. Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World. Proceedings of ESREL 2018, June 17-21, 2018, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Li, Jingyue; Moe, Nils Brede; Dybå, Tore. (2010) Transition from a plan-driven process to Scrum: a longitudinal case study on software quality. Proceedings of the 2010 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement.
  • Li, Jingyue; Conradi, Reidar; Chen, Weibing; Ji, Junzhong; Liu, Chunnian; Ma, Jianqiang. (2007) A Survey on the Business Relationship between Chinese Outsourcing Software Suppliers and Their Outsourcers. Proceedings of the 14th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2007).