Triet Le

Dr Triet Le

Research Associate

School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I am currently a Research Associate in the Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies in the School of Computer Science at The University of Adelaide, Australia, where I also obtained my PhD. My research interests are but not limited to Software Security Analytics and Mining Software Repositories. My current work focuses on developing Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques for detecting, analysing, and mitigating software vulnerabilities, aiming to proactively prevent cyber-attacks and ensure a secure digital economy.

My research aims to bring to design, develop, and evaluate smart solutions based on state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence technologies such as machine learning and deep learning to automate and distill recommendations on secure software engineering.

Specifically, my PhD thesis advances the field of software security by providing knowledge and automation support for software vulnerability assessment using data-driven approaches. Software vulnerability assessment provides important and multifaceted information to prevent and mitigate dangerous cyber-attacks in the wild. The key contributions include a systematisation of knowledge, along with a suite of novel data-driven techniques and practical recommendations for researchers and practitioners in the area. The thesis results help improve the understanding and inform the practice of assessing ever-increasing vulnerabilities in real-world software systems. This in turn enables more thorough and timely fixing prioritisation and planning of these critical security issues.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Le, T. H. M., Chen, H., & Babar, M. A. (2022). A Survey on Data-driven Software Vulnerability Assessment and Prioritization. ACM Computing Surveys, 55(5), 39 pages.
    2022 Le, T. H. M., & Babar, M. A. (2022). On the Use of Fine-grained Vulnerable Code Statements for Software Vulnerability Assessment Models. Proceedings - 2022 Mining Software Repositories Conference, MSR 2022, 621-633.
    2022 Mai, T. V. T., Nguyen, H. D., Nguyen, P. D., Nguyen, H. T., Na, O. M., Le, T. H. M., & Huynh, L. K. (2022). Ab initio kinetics of OH-initiated oxidation of cyclopentadiene. Fuel, 317, 10 pages.
    DOI WoS1
    2020 Le, T. H. M., Chen, H., & Babar, M. A. (2020). Deep Learning for Source Code Modeling and Generation: Models, Applications, and Challenges. ACM Computing Surveys, 53(3), 38 pages.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS25
    2018 Le, T. H. M., Tran, T. T., & Huynh, L. K. (2018). Identification of hindered internal rotational mode for complex chemical species: A data mining approach with multivariate logistic regression model. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 172, 10-16.
    DOI Scopus48 WoS45
    2017 Le, T. H. M., Do, S. T., & Huynh, L. K. (2017). Algorithm for auto-generation of hindered internal rotation parameters for complex chemical systems. Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 1100, 61-69.
    DOI Scopus39 WoS37
    2017 Minh Le, T. H., & Duong, T. H. (2017). Online collaborative video annotation framework using Good Relations ontology for E-commerce. International Journal of Advanced Computer Research, 7(31), 121-135.
    - Le, T. H. M. (n.d.). Towards an Improved Understanding of Software Vulnerability Assessment
    Using Data-Driven Approaches.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 Le, T., Hin, D., Croft, R., & Babar, M. (2022). DeepCVA: Automated Commit-level Vulnerability Assessment with Deep Multi-task Learning. In Proceedings - 2021 36th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE 2021 (pp. 717-729). online: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS2
    2022 Duan, X., Ge, M., Le, T. H., Ullah, F., Gao, S., Lu, X., & Babar, M. A. (2022). Automated Security Assessment for the Internet of Things. In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, PRDC Vol. 2021-December (pp. 47-56). online: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Le, T. H. M., Croft, R., Hin, D., & Babar, M. A. (2021). A large-scale study of security vulnerability support on developer Q&A websites. In Proceedings of the Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering Conference (EASE 2021) (pp. 109-118). New York, United States: Association for Computing Machinery.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5
    2020 Nguyen, T. V., Nguyen, N. T. H., Le, T., Nguyen, S. T. T., & Huynh, L. (2020). Estimation of Heat of Formation for Chemical Systems using the Lasso Regression-Based Approach. In ICSCA 2020: Proceedings of the 2020 9th International Conference on Software and Computer Applications (pp. 21-25). New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library.
    2020 Le, T. H. M., Hin, D., Croft, R., & Babar, M. A. (2020). PUMiner: Mining security posts from developer question and answer websites with PU learning. In MSR '20: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2020) (pp. 350-361). New York, NY: ACM.
    DOI Scopus11
    2019 Le, T., Sabir, B., & Babar, M. (2019). Automated software vulnerability assessment with concept drift. In IEEE International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories Vol. 2019-May (pp. 371-382). online: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus20
    2018 Le, H. M. T., Tran, T. T., & Lam, K. H. (2018). Linear support vector machine to classify the vibrational modes for complex chemical systems. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Machine Learning and Soft Computing (ICMLSC 2018) (pp. 10-14). New York: Association for Computing Machinery.
    DOI WoS1
    2016 Nguyen, H. S., Pham, H. P., Duong, T. H., Nguyen, T. P. T., & Le, H. M. T. (2016). Personalized facets for faceted search using wikipedia disambiguation and social network. In T. B. Nguyen, T. VanDo, H. A. LeThi, & N. T. Nguyen (Eds.), Advanced Computational Methods for Knowledge Engineering Vol. 453 (pp. 229-241). Berlin: SPRINGER.
    DOI Scopus1

I have won many competitive grants and fundings to support my research:

  • ACM SIGSOFT CAPS Support Grant for attending and presenting at ICSE/MSR 2022 (CORE A*)
  • ACM SIGAI Student Travel Support Grant for attending and presenting at ASE 2021 (CORE A*)
  • CREST's Travel Grant for attending and presenting at EASE 2021 (CORE A)
  • ECMS HDR Travelling Scholarship 2020 for attending and presenting at ICSE/MSR 2020 (CORE A*)
  • Travel Grant from the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide for attending and presenting at ICSE/MSR 2019 (CORE A*)


  • Software Engineering Research Project (2022 Semester 2)
  • Software Engineering Research Project (2022 Semester 1)
  • Software Architecture (2021 Semester 2)
  • Software Architecture (2020 Semester 2)
  • Software Process Improvement (2020 Semester 1)
  • Secure Software Engineering (2019 Semester 2)
  • Software Engineering Research Project (2019 Semester 2)



  • Position: Research Associate
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor Level Four
  • Org Unit: Computer Science

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