Wei Zhang

Chairperson & Professor

Dr. Wei Zhang is a professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Louisville. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2003. Dr. Zhang served as an assistant/associate professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) from 2003 to 2010 and as an associate and full professor at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2010 to 2019. His research interests are in computer architecture, compiler, real-time computing, and hardware security. He is also interested in computer science and engineering education. Dr. Zhang has led 10 NSF projects as the PI and has published 160+ papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He received the 2016 Engineer of the Year Award from the Richmond Joint Engineer Council, the 2009 SIUC Excellence through Commitment Outstanding Scholar Award for the College of Engineering, and the 2007 IBM Real-time Innovation Award.


  • B.S. in Computer Science, Peking University, 1997
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Chinese Acad of Science, 2000
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering, Penn State University Park, 2003


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