Before he joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2002, Yaohui Jin was an member of technical staff at Bell Labs Research China. His research interests include urban open innovation, cloud computing architecture, and streaming data analysis. He led deployment and operation of OpenStack, Hadoop, and CKAN open source environments in SJTU campus.
He is the founder of OMNILab, which is an open innovation lab focusing on data analysis. In 2014, OMNILab won the champion of CCF big data challenge among nearly 1000 teams, and won the champion of Shanghai open data innovation and creation competition.
He served more than 10 technical committees. He published more than 100 technical papers in leading conferences and journals and owned more 10 patents. He enthuses public-service and science popularization, actively promotes crowd engaged innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.