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Yan Zhao

Yan Zhao

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-6825


Yan Zhao joined PNNL in August 2019 after 4-year service at National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Her research involves solving real-world complex problems with custom software development and data management. The collaborative and interdisciplinary working experience to date, as a full-stack programmer in interdisciplinary projects across hydrology, agriculture and biology, prepares Yan with a suitable starting point to further bridge requirements from domain scientists with up-to-date software development technology.

Research Interests

  • Full-stack programming in interdisciplinary project
  • Parallel computation on heterogeneous processors
  • Image processing and analysis

Education and Credentials

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology M.Phil. in Computer Science and Engineering 2012-2014
  • University of Science and Technology of China B.E. in Electronic Engineering and Information Science 2008-2012

Awards and Recognitions

  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas