I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Kent State University. I received B.E. 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 research interests include natural phenomena modeling, physically-based simulation and visualization, data and information visualization, image and geometric processing, and general purpose computing on graphics hardware (GPGPU).
My research is currently supported by NSF for fluid simulation and visualization system, and by Ohio Board of Regents for visual analytics. 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's Youtube channel .
I teach several advanced graphics and visualization courses, as well as undergraduate core courses. Current teaching Fall 2011: Information Visualization