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Ying Zhu


Assistant Professor
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
cross-appointed in Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology


Research interests

Design of algorithms to solve problems in distributed systems, using theoretical tools of machine learning, stochastic processes and information theory. Sychronization of data between mobile hand-held devices and the server cloud in a shared network system. Performance optimization in distributed systems such as peer-topeer overlay networks and wireless networks. Pervasive systems involving sensors and RFID technology. Application of theoretical tools from machine learning to solve problems in various application-layer services residing on top of heterogeneous network infrastructures, including network traffic data analysis through visualization, automatic anomaly detection in medical monitoring, and forensic analysis of network attack events.

Publications

Journal Papers

Ying Zhu. " Attack Pattern Discovery in Forensic Investigation of Network Attacks," to appear in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Advances in Digital Forensics for Communications and Networking, 2011.

Ying Zhu. " Automatic Detection of Anomalies in Blood Glucose Using a Machine Learning Approach," to appear in Journal of Communications and Networks, Special Issue on Emerging Technologies and Applications of Wireless Communication In Healthcare, 2011.

Farid Bourennani, Ken Q. Pu, Ying Zhu. " Unified Vectorization of Numerical and Textual Data using Self-Organizing Map," in Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements, vol. 2, no. 2, 2009.

Ying Zhu, Baochun Li, Ken Q. Pu. " Dynamic Multicast in Overlay Networks with Linear Capacity Constraints ," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 925-939, July 2009.

Ying Zhu, Baochun Li. " Overlay Networks with Linear Capacity Constraints ," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 159-173, February 2008.

Ying Zhu, Jiang Guo, Baochun Li. "oEvolve: Towards Evolutionary Overlay Topologies for High Bandwidth Data Dissemination," in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Quality of Service Delivery in Variable Topology Networks, vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 1237-1251, September 2004.

Ying Zhu, Baochun Li, Jiang Guo. "Multicast with Network Coding in Application-Layer Overlay Networks," in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Recent Advances in Service Overlay Networks, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 107-120, January 2004.

Conference Papers

Ying Zhu. " Optimizing upload time of data from mobile devices," in Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2010), Miami, Florida, December 6-10, 2010.

Ying Zhu. " Automatic detection of anomalies in blood glucose using a machine learning approach," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 4-6, 2010.

Farid Bourennani, Mouhcine Guennoun, Ying Zhu. " Clustering Relational Database Entities using K-means," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications (DBKDA 2010), Menuires, The Three Valleys, French Alps, France, April 11-16, 2010.

Ying Zhu, William Howard, Ken Q. Pu. " Spatial inference using networks of RFID receiver: a Bayesian approach," in Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2009), Honolulu, Hawaii, November 30 - December 4, 2009.

Farid Bourennani, Ken Q. Pu, Ying Zhu. " Visual Integration Tool for Heterogeneous Data Type by Unified Vectorization," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 10-12, 2009.

Farid Bourennani, Ken Q. Pu, Ying Zhu. " Visualization and Integration of Databases using Self-organizing Maps," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications (DBKDA 2009), Cancun, Mexico, March 1-6, 2009. (Best Paper Award)

Ying Zhu, Ken Q. Pu. " Adaptive Multicast Tree Construction for Elastic Data Streams ," in Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2008), New Orleans, Louisiana, November 30 - December 4, 2008.

Ying Zhu, Ken Q. Pu. " Modeling and Synthesis of Service Composition using Tree Automata ," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 13-15, 2008.

Ken Q. Pu, Ying Zhu. " Efficient Indexing of Heterogeneous Data Streams with Automatic Performance Configurations ," SSDBM 2007, Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 2007.

Ying Zhu, Ken Q. Pu. " Fast Archiving and Querying of Heterogeneous Sensor Data Streams ," STREAM'07, San Jose, CA, July 2007.

Christina C. Christara, Ying Zhu, Jingrui Zhang. "Quartic spline collocation for fourth-order boundary value problems," in Proceedings of the 2008 Numerical Analysis Conference, Kalamata, Greece, September 1-5, 2008, pp. 62-67.

Ying Zhu, Baochun Li. " Overlay Multicast with Inferred Link Capacity Correlations," in the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2006), Lisbon, Portugal, July 4-7, 2006.

Ying Zhu, Baochun Li. "Correlation-aware Multimedia Content Distribution in Overlay Networks," in the Thirteenth Annual SPIE/ACM Conference on Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN 2006), pp. 127-138, San Jose, California, January 18-19, 2006.

Ying Zhu, Baochun Li. "Overlay Networks with Linear Capacity Constraints," in the Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS 2005), also Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, vol. 3552, pp. 21-36, Passau, Germany, June 21-23, 2005. (Best student paper award)

Jiang Guo, Ying Zhu, Baochun Li. "CodedStream: Live Media Streaming with Overlay Coded Multicast," in the Proceedings of the SPIE/ACM Conference on Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN 2004), pp. 28-39, Santa Clara, California, January 21-22, 2004.

Weihong Wang, Ying Zhu, Baochun Li. "Self-Managed Heterogeneous Certification in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", in the Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2003), Orlando, Florida, October 6-9, 2003.

Christina Christara, Kit Sun Ng, Ying Zhu. "Some Recent Work on Optimal Spline Collocation Methods", in the Scientific Computing and Differential Equations Conference (SciCaDE 2001), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 29 -- August 3, 2001.

Email
ying DOT zhu AT uoit.ca

Office
UB 3016, 905-721-8668 ext. 2885

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Faculty of Business and Information Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4 Canada