I am an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Kent State University. I received B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from the Tsinghua University of China in 1997 and 2000. I further received my PhD degree in computer science from the Stony Brook University in 2006. My current research interests include natural phenomena modeling, physically-based simulation and visualization, data and information visualization, visual analytics, image and geometric processing, and general purpose computing on graphics hardware (GPGPU).


My research is supported by NSF, Ohio Board of Regents, and Google. I am working with several PhD and Master students at the Visualization and Graphics Lab of Kent State.


Find some computer animations created in my research at  Ye Zhao Youtube channel


I am acting as the Lead Undergraduate Advisor in the CS department. I teach several advanced graphics and visualization courses, as well as undergraduate core courses. Please find direct links of current courses below.



Spring, 2014                   Information Visualization


Fall, 2013                       Scientific Visualization

Fall, 2013                       Computer Graphics

YE Zhao

Last modified on 12/03/2013

To Contact Me:


Phone: 330-672-9059

Email: zhao@cs.kent.edu

Or yzhao6@kent.edu

Office: Room 220

Math & Comp. Sci. Building


Kent State University

Dept. of Computer Science

PO Box 5190

Kent, Ohio 44242-0001