Jessica Zhang is a Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie
Mellon University (CMU) with a courtesy appointment in Department of Biomedical Engineering. She
received her B.Eng. in Automotive Engineering and M.Eng. in Engineering Mechanics
from Tsinghua University, China; and M.Eng. in Aerospace
Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Ph.D. in Computational Engineering and Sciences from
Institute for Computational
Engineering and Sciences (ICES), The University of Texas at Austin.
After staying two years in ICES as a postdoctoral fellow, she joined CMU
in 2007 as an assistant professor, and then was
promoted to an associate professor in 2012 and a full professor in 2016.
Zhang's research interests include computational
geometry, mesh generation, computer graphics, visualization, finite element method,
isogeometric analysis and their application in computational biomedicine and
engineering. Researchers in Professor Zhang's group develop novel
biomodeling at molecular, cellular, tissue and organ scales, and explore applications
in various application fields. She has co-authored over 150 publications
in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings, and
received the Best Paper Award 1st Place in Solid and Physical
Modeling Conference 2018, Autodesk Best Paper Award 1st Place in SIAM
Conference on Solid and Physical Modeling 2015, the Best Paper Award in CompIMAGE'16
conference and one of the 5 Most Highly Cited Papers Published in
Computer-Aided Design during 2014-2016. She published a book
entitled "Geometric Modeling and Mesh Generation from Scanned Images" with
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group in 2016.
Zhang is the recipient of ELATE Fellow at Drexel, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers,
NSF CAREER Award, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, USACM
Gallagher Young Investigator Award, Clarence H. Adamson Career
Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering, George Tallman Ladd Research
Award, and Donald L. & Rhonda Struminger Faculty Fellow.