Zheng Zhang

Professor of Computer Science

Zheng Zhang is professor of computer science at NYU Shanghai. He also holds an affiliated appointment with the Department of Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and with the Center for Data Science at NYU’s campus in New York City. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was founder of the System Research Group in Microsoft Research Asia, where he served as principle researcher and research area manager. Before he moved to Beijing, he was project lead and member of technical staff in HP-Labs. He holds a PhD from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, an MS from University of Texas, Dallas, and a BS Fudan University.

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.