Zhao Zhang

Assistant Professor


Office:CoRE 506

Dr. Zhao Zhang joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University as an assistant professor in Fall 2023. Prior to that, Dr. Zhang was a computer scientist and led the machine learning group at Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Zhang was a postdoc researcher at AMPLab, UC Berkeley and the data science fellow in Berkeley Institute for Data Science. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D from the Department of Computer Science at UChicago in 2014. Dr. Zhang has extensive experience in high performance computing (HPC) and big data systems. His recent research focus is the fusion of HPC and deep learning (DL) with a wide range of topics of optimization algorithm, I/O, architecture, and domain applications.


2009-2014 Ph.D in Computer Science, University of Chicago
2006-2007 M.S. in Computer Science, University of Chicago
2002-2006 B.E. in Software Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Research Interests

  • High-performance Computing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Scalable Non-convex Optimization and Systems
  • Scientific Computing