Yi Zhu PH.D.

College of Natural and Computational Sciences - Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Associate Professor of Computer Science



  • Ph.D. and M.S., Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.S. and B.S., Electronic and Information Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • B.S., Applied Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Courses Taught:

  • CSCI 1301 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
  • CSCI 2912 Computer Science II (JAVA)
  • CSCI 2913 Data Structure
  • CSCI 3101 Algorithms
  • CSCI 3401 Data Communications
  • CSCI 3601 Operating Systems

Professional Interests:

Combinatorial Optimization, Computer Networks, Optical Networks, Wireless Networks, Cloud Computing.

Personal Interests/Biography:

Music, hiking, and traveling

Teaching Interests/Research:

Dr. Zhu specializes in algorithms, in particular computer networks design, optimization, and measurement. His main interest is developing the reliable and user-oriented next-generation telecommunication networks to support current and future applications. Current research work focuses on (1) reliable and survivable optical multicast in flexible-grid networks; (2) Location-based Service in wireless networks, (3) Approximation algorithm development for Big Data and Cloud Computing; and (4) Energy-efficient network design.

Teaching is challenge but also awarded work to Dr. Zhu. Dr. Zhu does love to share the research as well as real-world examples with students during his lectures. He does love to make students well-prepared for their future study, future job, and future life.


Yi Zhu

Associate Professor

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