Andy Yao

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Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 993-3103
Office Location: 9900 Main Street
Office Hours: By appointment


Andy Yao holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. He has experience in higher education since 1985 and has taught a wide variety of computer science courses.

Positions he held included Full Professor, Program Manager and Department Chair. His professional experience in the private sectors started in 1983 and involved all phases of system development cycle, including project management, requirement analysis, system design, programming, quality assurance, system administration, benchmark, database design and administration, performance tuning, system installation, configuration management, and network system management.

His research interests include Business Analytics, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Network Security, Object-Oriented Technology, Project Management, Social Media & Digital Marketing, and Software Engineering.

He has written books and course materials covering UNIX, Object-Oriented Programming in C++, Oracle, Java Programming, Java Servlets, JavaScript, Systems Analysis & Design, and Networking.

Research Interests

  • Business Analytics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Network Security
  • Object-Oriented Technology
  • Project Management
  • Social Media & Digital Marketing
  • Software Engineering