Professor of Computer Science
Zhang’s research interests are theories and practices of large-scale distributed computing and its intersection with machine learning, in particular deep-learning. He has published extensively in top system conferences (OSDI, Eurosys, NSDI, etc.), and is also known for his column “Zheng Zhang on Science,” which is published in Chinese Business.
Zhang is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and founder of the SIGOPS APSYS workshop and the CHINASYS research community. He served regularly as PC members of leading system conferences. During his tenures in industrial labs, he was awarded 40 patents and made numerous contributions to product lines. He has several Best Paper awards as well as awards for excellence from Microsoft and HP-Labs.