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    Graduating Class of 2021 Names Teacher of the Year

    The University of Scranton’s graduating class of 2021 named Yaodong Bi, Ph.D., professor of computing sciences, as Teacher of the Year.
    June 2, 2021

    Yaodong Bi, Ph.D., professor of computing sciences, was named Teacher of the Year by The University of Scranton’s class of 2021. The award was presented at a virtual Class Night event on May 21.

    The award honors a faculty member who maintains high standards of academic excellence and fairness, and through enthusiasm and dedication, inspires the interest of students in a field of education. The University’s Faculty Senate Academic Support Committee instituted the award in 1996.

    Dr. Bi joined the faculty at Scranton in 1991. For nearly 25 years, he has served as the director of the University’s master’s program in software engineering. The courses he teaches at the University include Computer and Information Literacy, Database Systems, Mobile Application Development, Special Topics: Real-Time Systems, Principles and Applications of Software Design, and Engineering of Software Systems, among others.

    Dr. Bi’s research interests include software engineering, real-time systems, database systems, operating systems, mobile application development and software design. He has presented research at professional conferences and has published articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is a member of the computer society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

    Dr. Bi earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the Northeast University of Technology Shenyang, People’s Republic of China, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

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