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β€œThe usage of Static Application Security Testing (SAST) Tools should become an industrial convention in secure software development. However, we need to create usable tools at first.”


Dr. Linghui Luo is an Applied Scientist at Amazon Web Services. Her research interests include program analysis with a security focus, empirical software engineering and usable security. She is mostly interested in designing and tuning static analysis tools based on the empirical data from the real world and needs of software developers.

Prior to Amazon, Dr. Luo worked as a research associate in the Secure Software Engineering Group at Paderborn University from 2017 to 2021. She received her PhD degree from Paderborn University in 2021 and was advised by Prof. Eric Bodden. Her PhD resarch was awarded both nationally and internationally: She won the silver medal in the ACM Student Research Competition at the ESEC/FSE Conference 2021 and is the winner of Ernst Denert Software Engineering Award 2021.

πŸ“’ Our paper "Input Splitting for Cloud-Based Static Application Security Testing Platforms" was accepted at ESEC/FSE 2022 Industry Track

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Contribution to Open Source

Dr. Luo believes Open Source is the future and contributes to the open source community. She is the creator of MagpieBridge and a contributer to Soot and FutureSoot.

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Life Outside of Work

Together with her husband Linghui keeps three beloved pets: a dog, a cat and a black cat. She loves to spend her time with her pets and do sports such as bouldering and swimming (before COVID-19). She also enjoys music and plays the cello.