About Me


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Software Engineering at School of Software Engineering and Microelectronics Peking University, advised by Minghui Zhou and Bing Xie at Open Source Software Data Analytics Lab. Before that, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Economy at Peking University in 2019. My research interests mainly focus on mining software repository and empirical studies for open-source software ecosystems and supply chain.


  • 09/2019~Now, Peking University, PhD Candidate in Software Engineering
  • 09/2017~07/2019, Peking University, Bachelor of Economy (Dual Major)
  • 09/2015~07/2019, Peking University, Bachelor of Computer Science (Major)



  1. [ASE’23] Understanding and Remediating Open-Source License Incompatibilities in the PyPI Ecosystem (CCF A)
    Weiwei Xu, Hao He, Kai Gao, and Minghui Zhou [DOI] [PDF] [Code]
    In: The 38th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, September 11-15, 2023, Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

  2. [SANER’23] Characterize Software Release Notes of GitHub Projects: Structure, Writing Style, and Content (CCF B)
    Jianyu Wu, Weiwei Xu, Kai Gao, Jingyue Li, and Minghui Zhou [DOI] [PDF] [Code]
    In: The 30th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering, March 21-24, 2023, Macao SAR, China.

  3. [ICSE’22] An Exploratory Study of Deep Learning Supply Chain (CCF A)
    Xin Tan, Kai Gao, Minghui Zhou, Li Zhang [DOI] [PDF] [Code] [Webpage]
    In: The 44th International Conference on Software Engineering, May 21-29, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

  4. [ICPC’22] Demystifying Software Release Note Issues on GitHub (CCF B)
    Jianyu Wu, Hao He, Wenxin Xiao, Kai Gao, and Minghui Zhou [DOI] [PDF] [Code]
    In: The 30th International Conference on Program Comprehension, May 16-17, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
    🏆ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award


  1. [JOS’23] 开源软件供应链研究综述——一个整体性的视角 (Survey of Open Source Software Supply Chain – A Holistic Perspective) (CCF 中文 A)
    Kai Gao, Hao He, Bing Xie,and Minghui Zhou [DOI] [PDF]
    In: Journal of Software, to Appear, 2023.

  2. [TSE’22] On the Variability of Software Engineering Needs for Deep Learning: Stages, Trends, and Application Types (CCF A)
    Kai Gao, Zhixing Wang, Audris Mockus,and Minghui Zhou [DOI] [PDF] [Code]
    In: Transactions of Software Engineering, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 760-776, 2022.

Academic Services

Teaching Experience

  • Quantitative Analysis on Open Source Software, Teaching Assistant, Spring 2022


  • 周明辉, 高恺, 何昊. 用于快速全网代码溯源检测的代码库设计方法及检测方法. CN112988217A.

Awards & Honers

  • 2020, Award for Academic Excellents, Peking University
  • 2018, National Encouragement Scholarship, Peking University
  • 2018, Founder Scholarship, Peking University
  • 2018, Award for Academic Excellents, Peking University
  • 2017, Award for Community or Public Service, Peking University


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