Professor Zhang is interested in decision models in the context of Operations Research, optimization, machine, and statistical learning. His research activities span various aspects of modeling, algorithm design, theory and applications of the above-mentioned areas.
In recent years, Professor Zhang received the following research grants:
Co-Investigator, EAGER: New Approach: Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Based on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) via High-Dimensional Image Feature Identification, NSF (FAIN-1723529), (co-PI: Xiuzhen Huang). Duration: August 2017 – July 2019. Total amount: $241,785.
Principal Investigator, Gradient Methods for Solving Big Data (Tensor) Optimization Problems, NSF (CMMI-1462408). Duration: September 2015 – August 2018. Total amount: $299,999.
Principal Investigator, Polynomial Optimization: Solution Methods and Applications, NSF (CMMI-1161242). Duration: June 2012 – May 2015. Total amount: $359,859.
High Performance Optimization
Shuzhong Zhang is Professor and founding Department Head of Department of Industrial and System Engineering, University of Minnesota. He received a B.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from Fudan University in 1984, and a Ph.D degree in Operations Research and Econometrics from the Tinbergen Institute, Erasmus University, in 1991. He had held faculty positions at Department of Econometrics, University of Groningen (1991-1993), and Econometric Institute, Erasmus University (1993-1999), and Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1999-2010). He received the Erasmus University Research Prize in 1999, the CUHK Vice-Chancellor Exemplary Teaching Award in 2001, the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize in 2003, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2010, and the 2015 SPS Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award. Dr. Zhang was an elected Council Member at Large of the MPS (Mathematical Programming Society) (2006-2009), and served as Vice-President of the Operations Research Society of China (ORSC) (2008-2012). He serves on the Editorial Board of several academic journals, including Operations Research, and Management Science.