Rong Zhao, Ph.D., MBA



Center of Excellence in Wireless and

Department of Computer Science

Information Technology (CEWIT)

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University R&D Park

Stony Brook, NY 11794-4400

Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040

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Rong Zhao is the Director of Software Systems Division at the New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), a faculty member of Department of Computer Science, and an adjunct faculty member of Department of Technology and Society and the College of Business at Stony Brook University. At CEWIT, he is responsible for initiating and managing interdisciplinary R&D projects as well as overseeing the development of technology-based solutions. He is also the Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Dynamic Data Analytics (CDDA) at Stony Brook University and a coordinator of the New York State Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) program.

His research interests include information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, semantic web, medical informatics, user interfaces, software engineering, and mobile computing. He has published peer-reviewed papers in major journals and international conferences and has authored chapters in several books. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Computers and Their Applications and has served as a program committee member or program chair for numerous international conferences, a book reviewer for John Wiley & Sons, and a grant review panelist for various government agencies and foundations. He has provided consulting and training services to several Fortune 500 companies and served as an advisor, consultant or expert witness for companies in many industries. He also serves as an advisor to the Long Island Angel Network, which provides early stage capital to high technology companies.

Rong Zhao holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Wayne State University, an MBA from Stony Brook University, and a B.E. degree in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University in China.

Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT)

Center for Dynamic Data Analytics (CDDA)

Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR)




Selected Publications