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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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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