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Dr. Zijian Diao

Dr. Zijian DiaoAssociate Professor & Faculty Chair




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  • 305C Shannon Hall
  • 740-699-2333


Ph.D., Mathematics, Texas A&M University
M.S., Computer Science, University of Illinois
B.S., Automation, University of Science & Technology of China






Dr. Zijian Diao has done cutting-edge research in applied mathematics. Research projects that he has worked on include China's Guo Shoujing Telescope (LAMOST), IBM's MASTOR (the world's first speech translation system for bidirectional free-form speech), and a quantum search circuit which was granted a US patent in 2006. His research was published in preeminent research journals such as Physical Review A and Journal of Machine Translation. He has won multiple research and teaching grants from the National Science Foundation and Ohio University. In 2012 he was awarded the title "Ohio University Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor."