Yaonan Zhong

Yaonan Zhong

Yaonan Zhong

Hello, welcome to my website! I’m Yaonan. People also call me John, which has similar pronounciation with my last name, Zhong.

I completed my master’s degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University in April 2015. In the past year I worked as a student web developer at Central Web Service in OSU and used Ruby on Rails MVC framework for back-end development. Other tools I use include MySQL, Git(version control), Redmine(project management) and Jenkins(continus integration). I also built my personal website from the ground up using HTML, CSS, and Javascript with reponsive design in mind.

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.