Hello, welcome to my website! I’m Yaonan. People also call me John, which has similar pronounciation with my last name, Zhong.
I am also interested in Data Science and enjoy problem-solving. I designed a tool that learned how to predict the rating of a Yelp restaurant based on the text of the user reviews, by implementing Naive Bayes and Support Vector Machine classifiers in Machine Learning theory. And I am familiar with Python-based ecosystem of open-source software for data analysis and processing, such as Numpy, Matplotlib, Natural Language Processing, Ipython, Scikit-Learn. In order to deal with large-scale data, I also taught myself the distributed processing framework Hadoop.
There are some other interesting projects I worked on, such as a 8-ball pool game(Computer Animaton), Sudoku solver(Artifical Intelligence), Tower of Corvallis(Artificial Intelligence).
Soccer and running are my favourite sports. They give me happy, energy, ideas, peace, health and all the good things. Since Oregon is such a great place for outdoor activity, I also enjoy hiking, photography, and walking along the beach in nice days.