Zhi-Li Zhang

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Zhi-Li Zhang

Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Qwest Land Grant Chair in Telecommunications, Department of Computer Science & Engineering


Kenneth H. Keller Hall
Room 6-187
200 Union Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst (1997)
  • M.S. in Computer science, University of Massachusetts Amherst (1992)
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Nanjing University (1986)


Zhang personal website
UMN Networking Research Group

Research Interests

Zhang's research interests lie broadly in computer communication and networks, Internet technology, multimedia and emerging applications. His current research focuses primarily on i) building highly scalable, resilient and secure Internet infrastructure and mechanisms to enhance Internet service performance, availability, reliability, manageability and security; and on ii) developing next-generation, service-oriented, secure, manageable and economically viable Internet architectures to provide better support for creation, deployment, operations and management of value-added Internet services (e.g., large-scale mobile, cloud services and content (esp. video) delivery systems) and underlying networks. He is also interested in complex networks, social network analysis, robustness of critical infrastructure networks, and the interplay between socio-technical networks.

Research Areas
Networks, Distributed Systems, and Security

Current Research
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