Ziyuan joined IBM research Australia in early 2012. Her work focuses on Smarter Cities initiative, in particular on intelligent transportation systems, sensor data management, and natural disaster management.
Before joining IBM, Ziyuan worked for CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research division, where she was involved in environmental modeling, remote sensing data management, and scientific workflows.
Ziyuan obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne. Her dissertation was on proactive traffic control strategies for sensor-enabled cars.