Youtao Zhang

  • Professor
  • Director of Graduate Programs
  • Member of the Graduate Faculty
  • Pronouns: he, him, his

Dr. Youtao Zhang joined the Department of Computer Science in January of 2006. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Arizona in 2002. Prior to joining the department, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas.

His research interests are in the area of the computer security, program analysis and compiler optimization, and computer architecture. He is the recipient of US NSF Career Award in 2005, the distinguished paper award of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) conference in 2003, the most original paper award of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP) conference in 2003.

He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE.


  • PhD, University of Arizona, 2002

Research Areas

Specific Research Interests

  • Compilers
  • Computer architecture
  • System security