Dongfang Zhao

Dongfang Zhao, Ph.D.


Dr. Dongfang Zhao is a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of computer science at the University of Washington (UW), where he is affiliated with the Tacoma School of Engineering and Technology and the eScience Institute. His research interests include databases, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining UW, he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Davis and a faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received a Ph.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology and completed the Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UW Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. Before relocating to the U.S., Dr. Zhao worked on low-power electronics at IMEC and studied mathematical statistics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.


In 2023-2024, I teach I was the primary advisor of the following graduate students (degree, graduation year, name, first employment):