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Nian Zhang, PhDAssistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Dr. Zhang's research expertise and interests are neural networks, fuzzy logic, computational intelligence methods and their applications on pattern recognition, signal and image processing, time series prediction, renewable energy, and autonomous robot navigation.
Career in Brief: Dr. Zhang received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the Wuhan University of Technology, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Her research was funded by National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, US Geological Survey (USGS), and University of the District of Columbia.
Honors and Awards: Dr. Zhang was awarded the Myrtilla Miner Faculty Fellow in 2013. Dr. Zhang is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks. She is a senior member of IEEE. She has served regularly on the organizing committees and program committees of many international conferences. She won the Best Paper Award for the paper entitled "A Fuzzy Attributed Graph Approach to Subcircuit Extraction Problem" at the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), St. Louis, MO, May 25-28, 2003.