Dr. Yin Liu is a Researcher in Symantec Research Labs’ Core Research group in Mountain View, CA. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2010 and her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Peking University in 2003.
Dr. Liu’s research interests include software security, software engineering, compilers, and programming languages. Her Ph.D. research applied program analysis to issues in software security, verification, testing, and understanding. She developed a framework for inferring security-related program properties and used this to study ownership inference, immutability inference, and detecting violations of data confidentiality and integrity. She has published papers in top software engineering conferences and journals, such as the International Conference on Software Engineering and ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology.