Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ying Zou


Dr. Ying Zou

Dr. Ying Zou is a Canada Research Chair in Software Evolution. She is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and cross-appointed to the School of Computing at Queen’s University in Canada. She is a visiting scientist of IBM Centers for Advanced Studies (CAS), IBM Canada. She was awarded with 2014 IBM CAS Research Faculty Fellow of the Year. Dr. Zou also won twice IBM Faculty Awards in 2007 and 2008. The 2008 IBM Faculty award was selected to grant top amounts from IBM worldwide program. The candidates must have an outstanding reputation for contributions in their field or, in the case of junior faculty, show unusual promise.  Her research interests include software engineering, software maintenance and evolution, empirical studies, software analytics and service-oriented computing

Dr. Ying Zou received her B.Eng from Beijing Polytechnic University, M.Eng from Chinese Academy of Space Technology, and Ph.D. from University of Waterloo. Currently, she is a Professor & Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Queen's University. She is a visiting faculty fellow of IBM Centers for Advanced Studies (CAS). Dr. Zou is cross-appointed in the School of Computing at Queen's University. She is also a member of IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.

Research Interests

  • Software Re-engineering & Maintenance
  • Software Quality Control
  • Program Comprehension
  • Software Integration
  • Network Centric Computing & Web-Services



  • ELEC 278: Fundamentals of Information Structures and Software Engineering (Winter 2005)
  • SOFT 437: Software Performance Analysis (Winter 2004, Winter 2005)
  • ELEC 876: Software Re-engineering (Fall 2004)

Software Reengineering Research Group

Notes for Prospective Students

Position available for Ph.D. levels students. Please check graduate studies office for the requirements, important information on how to apply, and the details of application procedure. If you meet the above requirements, please send me your resume (in ps or pdf). In your resume, clearly indicate your immigration status (Canadian, permanent resident or international). And also indicate your funding status.

Telephone: (613) 533-6497
Fax: (613) 533-6615
Email: ying.zou [at] queensu.ca