Yao Guo 郭耀, Ph.D


Dept of Computer Science 

School of EECS, Peking University

Beijing 100871, PR China 
Email: yaoguo
'at' pku 'dot' edu 'dot' cn


Yao Guo is a full professor in the Institute of Software of the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science at Peking University. He has served as Vice Chair of Computer Science since 2013. His general research interests include operating systems, mobile computing and applications, low-power design and software engineering.

He received his PhD in Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2007. His PhD advisor was Professor Csaba Andras Moritz. Previously, he got his BS and MS degrees, both in Computer Science, from Peking University in 1997 and 2000 respectively.

He is a member of ACM and IEEE, and a senior member of CCF.

Selected Recent Papers (Full publication list)

  • Privacy Analysis and Protection for Mobile Apps: Detecting code clones and privacy issues for large-scale C/Java programs, especially Android apps.
    • "An Explorative Study of the Mobile App Ecosystem from App Developers' Perspective", WWW 2017. [PDF]
    • "PERUIM: Understanding Mobile Application Privacy With Permission-UI Mapping", UbiComp 2016. [PDF]
    • "Using Text Mining to Infer the Purpose of Permission Use in Mobile Apps ", UbiComp 2015. [PDF]
    • "WuKong: A Scalable and Accurate Two-Phase Approach to Android App Clone Detection", ISSTA 2015.  [PDF]
  • Performance Optimization of OS/Browser: Compiler optimizations of OS kernels, similarity-based optimization of web browsers.
    • "Freeze It If You Can: Challenges and Future Directions in Benchmarking Smartphone Performance", HotMobile 2017. [PDF]
    • "Rethinking Compiler Optimizations for the Linux Kernel: An Explorative Study", APSys 2015. [PDF]
    • "Experiences in Profile-Guided Operating System Kernel Optimization", APSys 2014. [PDF]
    • "Similarity-based Web Browser Optimization", WWW 2014. [PDF]
  • Low-Power/Green Computing: Energy modeling, optimization of embedded and mobile systems.
    • "Standby Energy Analysis and Optimization for Smartphones", MobileCloud 2016. [PDF]
    • "Fixing Sensor-Related Energy Bugs through Automated Sensing Policy Instrumentation", ISLPED 2015. [PDF]
    • "Power Estimation for Mobile Applications with Profile Driven Battery Traces", ISLPED 2013. [PDF]

Software and Data Releases



Contact Information

Mailing Address:
    No 1 Science bldg,  Rm 1428E,  Peking University,
    Beijing 100871,  PR China
Phone: +86-10-6275-3496
Fax: +86-10-6275-1792
 yaoguo 'at' pku 'dot' edu 'dot' cn


- My daughter Yichen

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