Zhiyu Zhao received her B.E. in 1997 and her M.E. in 2000 in computer engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. In 2004, she began her bioinformatics research at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. In 2006, she earned her M.S. in computer science, and in 2008, she received her Ph.D. in engineering and applied science from the University of New Orleans.
In 2012, Dr. Zhao joined CRI faculty as an Assistant Professor of Research.