Jia Yu

Jia Yu

Assistant Professor (from Fall 2020)

Washington State University

Jia Yu obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University (advisor: Mohamed Sarwat) in Summer 2020. Jia’s research focuses on database systems and geospatial data management. In particular, he worked on distributed data management systems, database indexing, and data visualization. He is the main contributor of several open-sourced research projects such as Apache Sedona (incubating), a cluster computing framework for processing big spatial data.

Here is a one-page summary of my research.

I will join Washington State University as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science in Fall 2020. I am actively looking for PhD students to join me in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. Please read this page.



  • Database systems
  • Distributed data systems
  • Geospatial data management


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2020

    Arizona State University

  • BEng in Software Engineering, Outstanding Graduate, 2013

    Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, China (西北农林科技大学)