Jia Zhang is an Associate Professor in Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus. Her recent research interests emphasize the application of artificial intelligence and information retrieval methods to tackle data-intensive software engineering problems, with a recent focus on data science infrastructure, software discovery, scientific workflows, knowledge networks, and interdisciplinary applications of all of these interests in the area of earth science.

Zhang has co-authored one textbook titled "Services Computing" and has published over 170 refereed journal papers, book chapters, and conference papers. Her research has won two BEST PAPER AWARDs (2017 and 2011) at IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, and three BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARDs at IEEE International Conference on Web Services (2018 and 2014) and IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Computing (2018). She is now an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (impact factor: 5.707). Her research has been sponsored by NSF, NASA, and industry.

Zhang earned her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her M.S. and B.S. in computer science from Nanjing University, China.

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