She got the Doctor diploma at 2003 from Tongji University, and followed the training of French State Architects and Urban Planners(AUE) in the Ecole de Chaillot and Ecole Nationale des Pons et Chaussees in France in 1999 and 2006.
Now she is the Full Professor in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University, National Research Center of Historic Cities, Director of UHC studio of Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute, Executive Director of World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP Shanghai), vice president of ICOMOS-CIAV, expert member of ICOMOS-ISCEAH, the edition committee of Heritage Architecture and Built Heritage.
From 1990 to now, she has worked a lot for the conservation of historical cities, towns and villages, World Cultural Heritage sites, like Pingyao, Lijiang, Shanghai and Ancient watertown in Jiang Nan.
Shao, Y. Equilibre et Harmonie: protection et mise en valeur du patrimoine architectural, urban et paysager en France. Tongji University Press, 2009. https://book.douban.com/subject/4127960/
Shao, Y., and F. Ged (Eds.) Shanghai: Walking Portrait. Tongji University Press, 2017. https://book.douban.com/subject/30817154/
Shao, Y., Jakhelln, G., and M. Correia (Eds.) Vernacular and Earthen Architecture Towards Local Development. the Tongji University Press 2019.
Shao, Y. “From Historic Townscape Conservation to Urban Heritage Conservation: Discussion on Conservation of National Historic City of Shanghai.” Shanghai Urban Planning Review, 2016. http://qikan.cqvip.com/Qikan/Article/Detail?id=7000063545
Shao, Y., and M. Liu “Building Height Control System and Control Method in Shanghai Historic Urban Center from the Perspective of HUL.” Urban Planning Forum, 2017. https://d.wanfangdata.com.cn/periodical/csghhk201706015