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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Ying Zhu
BSc, MSc, PhD (Toronto)

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: UB 3016

905.721.8668 ext. 2885
905.721.3370 (fax)

Office hours:
Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00

Research topics

  • Overlay networks
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Application-layer data dissemination
  • Quality-of-service


  • PhD (Computer Engineering), University of Toronto, 2006
  • MSc (Computer Science), University of Toronto, 2001
  • BSc (Computer Science and Mathematics), 1999


  • Object Oriented Programming in C++
  • Internet Engineering

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations

    Journal Publications

    • 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, Third Quarter, 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 Publications

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