Curriculum Vitae

Yuzhong Yan

Houston, Texas



Ph.D. Candidate of Computer Engineering Track, in Progress

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Prairie View A&M University


Master's Degree in Computer Science, December 2015

Computer Science Department, GPA 4.0

Prairie View A&M University

Main subjects: Advanced Algorithms, Advanced Database Systems, Research Method, Distributed Programming, Computer Architecture

Title of the Thesis: ”A Template-based Seismic Data Analytics Cloud Platform”.


Master's Degree in Computer Application, April 2003

Communication and Computer Engineering College, GPA 3.4

Southwest Jiaotong University

Main subjects: Software Engineering, Computer Network, Combinatorial Mathematics, Information Theory

Title of the Thesis: ”Research of Automatics Parallelization of Sequential Program”.


Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics, June 2000

Mathematics Department, GPA 3.1

Hebei University

Main subjects: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Programming Language, Data Structure, Mathematical Model, Database.

Title of the Thesis: ”Building a prototype with Delphi for B/S Multi-Layers Database System”.



        Member: IEEE

        Member: ACM




02/16 - Now         CREDIT Center, Prairie View A&M University

        Research Associate


08/13 - 12/15 Department of Computer Science, Prairie View A&M University

                Research Assistant


05/10 - 04/13 Geeya Technology Co. Ltd



05/03 - 04/10 Sunmedia Technology, a member of Sunplus Group, Taiwan

                Software Engineer & Department Manager



  1. Yuzhong Yan, Mahsa Hanifi, Liqi Yi, and Lei Huang, “Building a productive domain-specific cloud for big data processing and analytics service”, Journal of Computer and Communications, published in Vol. 3, Issue 5, pp. 107-117. 2015, doi:10.4236/jcc.2015.35014.

  1. Yuzhong Yan, Nicholas Del Rio, Timothy Lebo, Lei Huang and Lijun Qian, “Performance Evaluation of Big RDF Data on Cassandra”, the First Workshop of Mission-Critical Big Data Analytics 2016, May 16-17, Prairie View, TX

  1. Lei Huang, Yuzhong Yan, Chao Chen and T. E. Clee, “Applying Big Data Analytics to Seismic Interpretation,” the 2016 Rice Oil & Gas HPC Conference, Houston, TX, March 2-3, 2016

  1. Chao Chen , Yuzhong Yan , Xishuang Dong and Lei Huang, “A Scalable and Productive Workflow-based Cloud Platform for Big Data Analytics,” 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis, (ICBDA 2016) Hangzhou, China, March 12-14, 2016

  1. Yuzhong Yan, “A Template-based Seismic Data Analytics Cloud Platform”, Dec, 2015, Master’s Thesis of Prairie View A&M University

  1. Yuzhong Yan, Chao Chen, Lei Huang, “A Productive Cloud Computing Platform Research for Big Data Analytics”, In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and science (CloudCom15), Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Vancouver, Canada.

  1. Yuzhong Yan, Lei Huang, Liqi Yi, "Is Apache Spark Scalable to Seismic  Data Analytics and Computations?", Workshop of Big Data in the Geosciences, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2015), Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2015, Santa Clara, CA.

  1. Yuzhong Yan, Lei Huang, “Large-scale Image Processing Research Cloud", In Proc. of Fifth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization (Cloud Computing 2014), May 25 - 29, 2014, Venice, Italy

  1. Shen, X., Sarker, S., Lee, K., Yan, Y., Liang, Z., Huque, Z., and Kommalapati, R.R. (2014) Impact of current and future transportation on air quality in Houston. Proceedings of Air & Waste Management Association 107th Annual Conference & Exhibition. June 24-27, 2014, Long Beach, California, USA.

  1. Yuzhong Yan, Li Shi, “Research and Porting of MiniGUI on Embedded Linux”, Jan, 2003, Microcontroller and Embedded System

  1. Yuzhong Yan, “Research of Automatics Parallelization of Sequential Program and a New Design Idea”, Apr, 2003, Master’s Thesis of Southwest Jiaotong University                                



  1. “Multi-languages Support on Cloud Computing Platform”, 4th Annual STEAM Research Symposium, 2014, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas.

  1. “A Cloud-based Workflow Platform for Big Data analytics with Apache Spark”, 13th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, 2015, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas.

  1. “Real-time Video Streaming Analysis using Apache Spark”, Mission-Critical Big Data Analytics Workshop, May, 2016, Prairie View, Texas.

  1. “A Spark-based Seismic Data Analytics Cloud”, Rice Oil & Gas HPC Workshop, March, 2015, Houston, Texas