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Ying Zhu

Associate Professor

Information Technology (cross-appointed with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 3016
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 2885


I joined Ontario Tech as faculty in 2006 (Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 2006; MSc. in Computer Science, University of Toronto, 2001; BSc. in Computer Science and Mathematics, Dalhousie University, 1999).  My research is in the area of distributed systems.  I study and develop algorithms and protocols for peer-to-peer networks.  I work on problems that are on the application layer, from the end user perspective.  I also work on methods and applications for the mobile device, improving the user experience.


  • PhD in Computer Engineering University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Master of Science in Numerical Analysis University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Research and expertise

  • network optimization
  • overlay networks over heterogeneous substrates (wired and wireless networks)
  • peer-to-peer networks