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Zheng Zhang  (M'15) has been an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), since July 2017. He received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, in 2015, M.Phil from the University of Hong Kong in 2010, and B. Eng from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2008. His industrial experiences include Coventor Inc., Cambridge, MA, and Maxim-IC, Colorado Springs, CO, USA; academic visiting experiences include the University of California at San Diego, Brown University, and Politechnico di Milano, Milan, Italy; government laboratory experiences include the Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, USA.  His research interests include uncertainty quantification and tensor computation with multi-domain applications including CAD of nano-scale IC/MEMS/photonics, data analytics, machine learning, robotic and autonomous systems.

    Dr. Zhang was a recipient of the 2016 ACM Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation, the 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar Award (i.e., Best Thesis Award) from the Microsystems Technology Laboratory of MIT, the 2018 Best Paper Award from IEEE TRANSACTIONS OF COMPONENTS, PACKAGING AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, the 2014 Best Paper Award from the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, the 2014 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, and the 2011 Li Ka-Shing Prize (i.e., Best MPhil Thesis Award) from the University of Hong Kong. Additionally, he has received a best paper award and three best paper nominations in international conferences. He served on the Technical Program Committees (TPC) of Design Automation Conference (DAC' 2017, 2018) and International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD' 2016, 2017).