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Haoyang Ma(马昊阳)

About Me

I'm a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST, supervised by Prof. Shing-Chi Cheung. I'm now a member of the CASTLE Group. Before I joined in CASTLE Group, I did research on compiler bug isolation under the guidance of Prof. Junjie Chen for more than one year when I was an undergraduate at Tianjin University.

I'm enthusiastic about building robust software systems. On the way to achieving this goal, I have engaged in research topics including

  • Bug Study: how to understand and categorize oceans of bugs
  • Bug Isolation: how to locate bugs
  • Fuzzing: how to detect bugs efficiently
  • Program Generation: how to generate valid test programs

I'm also interested in leveraging translation validation and metamorphic relation construction to validate software systems.

As for engineering, I have been actively testing and helping maintain compilers for a while. These days, I'm helping fix TVM frontend bugs.


  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Department of Computer Science and Engineering

    PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

    Aug. 2021 ~ Now

  • Tianjin University College of Intelligence and Computing

    B.Eng. in Software Engineering

    Aug. 2016 ~ Jul. 2020


* denotes corresponding author, # denotes equal contribution

  • preprent A Survey of Modern Compiler Fuzzing (In progress)

  • ISSTA 2023 Fuzzing Deep Learning Compilers with HirGen [paper] [project] [artifact]

    Haoyang Ma, Qingchao Shen, Yongqiang Tian, Junjie Chen, Shing-Chi Cheung*

  • FSE 2021 A Comprehensive Study of Deep Learning Compiler Bugs [paper] [project]

    Qingchao Shen, Haoyang Ma, Junjie Chen*, Yongqiang Tian, Shing-Chi Cheung, Xiang Chen

  • ASE 2020 Enhanced compiler bug isolation via memoized search [paper] [project]

    Junjie Chen*#, Haoyang Ma# , Lingming Zhang

Honors and Awards

  • Postgraduate studentship, HKUST, 2021 - 2025


I was the TA of

  • COMP 3111 Software Engineering (Spring 2021-22)
  • COMP 2011 Programming With C++ (Fall 2022-23)

I'm now to TA of

  • COMP 1021 Introduction to Computer Science (Fall 2023-2024)


Have participated in coreviewing paper(s) in ISSTA 2021, ISSTA 2023.

Have served as the reviewer for a TSE paper.


Fuzzing Deep Learning Compilers with HirGen