Dr. Zhang received her B.S. degree from Tongji University in Materials Science and Engineering. She received a M.S. degree from University of Illinois at Chicago in Materials Engineering and a M.S. degree from University of Massachusetts Lowell in Electrical Engineering in 2001 and 2002, respectively. She received her Ph.D. degree from University of California at Berkeley in Systems Engineering in 2006. Dr. Zhang is a Licensed Professional Engineer.
Dr. Zhang's research interests focus on systems level of interdisciplinary problems, and she has extensive research experience and publications in multiple engineering disciplines. Her recent research aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in intelligent monitoring and information extraction systems. One specific focus is adaptive power management for sustainable wireless sensor networks that do ambient energy harvesting. The other specific focus is multisensor data fusion and visualization for information extraction from heterogeneous/homogeneous sensors in monitoring and/or diagnostic systems. Additionally, she has been actively involved in several research projects related to sensors, smart sensing systems, and MEMS design automation and synthesis.
- Sensors and Smart Wireless Sensing Systems
- Intelligent Monitoring and Diagnostic Systems
- Data Fusion and Information Extraction
- Complex Systems Analysis and Optimization
- Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
- Smart Materials and Structures
- National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2013
- Lockheed Martin Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award, Georgia Tech, 2012
- Georgia Tech "Thank a Teacher" Certificate, Spring 2008
- NSF Fellowship for Attending the NSF Summer Institute Short Course on Energy Challenge and Nanotechnology
- IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Best Paper Award (with Raffi Kamalian and Alice Agogino), Symposium of Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, 2005
- Honor Graduate, Tongji University, 1995
H. Yang and Y. Zhang, "Analysis of Supercapacitor Energy Loss for Power Management in Environmentally Powered Wireless Sensor Nodes," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 28(11): 5391-5403, 2013.
Y. Zhang, X. Wei, Y. Tsai, J. Zhu, F. Fetrat and N. Gucunski, "Multisensor Data Fusion for Impact-Echo Testing of Concrete Structures," Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 21, no. 7, 075021, 2012.
Y. Zhang and Z. Xie, "Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition of Impact-echo Data for Testing Concrete Structures," NDT&E International, 51: 74-84, 2012.
Y. Zhang and A.M. Agogino, "Hybrid Evolutionary Optimal MEMS Design," International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 63(1-4): 305-317, 2012.
Z. Xie, Y. Zhang and H. F. Wu, "Automated Data Fusion and Visualization for Impact-Echo Testing of Concrete Structures," IEEE Sensors Journal, 12(2): 3446-3453, 2012.
Y. Zhang and A.M. Agogino, "Interactive Hybrid Evolutionary Computation for MEMS Design Synthesis," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 86: 32-38, 2012.
Y. Zhang and B. Zhu, "Analysis and Simulation of Multi-mode Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters," Smart Structures and Systems, 9(6), 2012.
H. Yang and Y. Zhang, "Self-discharge Analysis and Characterization of Supercapacitors for Environmentally Powered Wireless Sensor Network Applications," Journal of Power Sources, 196(20): 8866-8873, 2011.
Y. Zhang and A.M. Agogino, "Hierarchical Component-Based Representations for Evolving Microelectromechanical Systems Designs," Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM Journal), 25(1): 41-55, 2011.
Y. Zhang and H. Yang, "Modeling and Characterization of Supercapacitors for Wireless Sensor Network Applications," Journal of Power Sources, 196(8): 4128-4135, 2011.
Last revised May 10, 2016