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Yao Yao

About my research

Hi, I am Yao Yao, an international student from China. I got my bachelor degree in hydrology and water resource engineering from Southern University of Science and Technology and then I am pursuing my PhD career in CMS USF with concentration on optical oceanography. My research primarily focuses on using ocean color data to derive concentrations of the various water constituents including sediments concentration, chlorophyll-a.

Why USF CMS?

I chose the College of Marine Science in USF because there is a prospective position in Dr. Hu Optical Oceanography Lab. Working with Prof. Hu could let me continue my research interest and do further research about ocean color. And the graduate program in CMS is excellent and its location is pretty good. Although St. Petersburg is a small city in Florida, people here are nice and friendly for international student.

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