Get to know Dr. Zhongmei Yao

Zhongmei YaoDr. Zhongmei Yao, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, truly enjoys programming computers. She says she likes the complexity involved with technology and being able to conduct extensive research in this area. er passion for research and teaching led her to the University of Dayton. Zhongmei started working at UD three years ago. It was her first full-time position after receiving her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Zhongmei currently teaches the courses: Introduction to Personal Computers, Discrete Event Simulation Techniques and Computer Networking.

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If Zhongmei did not have to work anymore, she would still want to keep learning. She would also spend more time with her family.

Zhongmei says what she enjoys most about her job is the summer time. During the summer, she has more time to dedicate to her research. Zhongmei also said she enjoys the interactions with her students.

Zhongmei wishes she could spend more time with her parents. Her parents live in China, so it is not convenient for her to visit them often.

In her free time, Zhongmei enjoys running and spending time with her family. She especially likes watching her daughter in her many activities, like soccer, ballet and swimming.

When asked, "What is the most exciting thing that has happened to you recently?" Zhongmei responded that she is always excited to have her research published.