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Dr. Yu Zhao


Dr. Yu Zhao

Assistant Professor
Software Engineering
WCM 116E
(660) 543-4449

Research Areas: Software Testing, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning,
Reinforcement Learning, Computer Networks

Dr. Yu joined the University of Central Missouri as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2021. He
received his Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science from the University of Kentucky in
2020. Before that, He received his M.S. Degree from Changchun University of Science and
Technology and respectively his B.E. degree from Jilin University.

Dr. Yu’s research interests include software testing, natural language processing, deep learning,
reinforcement learning, and computer networks. He published papers in top-rated journals and
international conferences: ICSE, ICDCS, INFOCOM, ICCCN, Transaction of Computer Network,
Information and Software Technology, Computer Networks, etc.

At the University of Kentucky, he was a recipient of the outstanding paper award in computer
science in 2020 and the Thaddeus B. Curtz Memorial Scholarship award in 2019. He received an
honorable paper award at the CyberC conference (2015).





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