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photograph of Ying Zhang
Full name: 
Ying Zhang
Job title: 
Associate Professor
Technical Interest Groups: Digital Signal Processing, Systems and Controls
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404/385-3018
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404.894.4641
Office: 
VL E478

Dr. Ying Zhang received her B.S. degree from Tongji University in Materials Science and Engineering. She received a M.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Materials Engineering and a M.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Electrical Engineering in 2001 and 2002, respectively. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Systems Engineering in 2006. Dr. Zhang is a Licensed Professional Engineer.

Dr. Zhang is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the director of the Sensors and Intelligent Systems Laboratory at Georgia Tech. Her research interests focus on systems-level interdisciplinary problems in wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, biomedical engineering, structural health monitoring, and intelligent monitoring and diagnostic systems. She has published more than 100 technical papers in international journals and conferences in multiple engineering disciplines.

Dr. Zhang received the Lockheed Martin Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012, NSF Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2013, Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellow in 2017, TechConnect National Innovation Award (with Zongyang Xia) in 2017, and TechConnect Defense Innovation Award (with Zongyang Xia) in 2017. Dr. Zhang is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal.

Research interests: 
  • 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
Distinctions: 
  • TechConnect National Innovation Award (with Zongyang Xia), 2017
  • TechConnect Defense Innovation Award (with Zongyang Xia), 2017
  • Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellow, Georgia Tech, 2017
  • Georgia Tech “Thank a Teacher” Certificate, Fall 2015
  • 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

Z. Xia, Md. M.H. Shandhi, O. T. Inan, and Y. Zhang, “Non-Contact Sensing of Seismocardiogram Signals Using Microwave Doppler Radar,” IEEE Sensors Journal, DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2842122, May 2018.

Q. Ju and Y. Zhang, “Predictive Power Management for Internet of Battery-less Things,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 299-312, January 2018.

Q. Ju and Y. Zhang, “Clustered Data Collection for Internet of Battery-less Things,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 2275-2285, December 2017.

R. Chai, H. Ying and Y. Zhang, “Supercapacitor Charge Redistribution Analysis for Power Management of Wireless Sensor Networks,” IET Power Electronics, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 169-177, February 2017.

Z. Xia and Y. Zhang, “Dual-Carrier Non-Contact Vital Sign Detection with a Noise Suppression Scheme Based on Phase Locked Loop,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 64, no. 11, pp. 4003-4011, November 2016.

Q. Ju and Y. Zhang, “Charge Redistribution-aware Power Management for Supercapacitor-operated Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 2046-2054, April 2016.

R. Chai and Y. Zhang, “A Practical Supercapacitor Model for Power Management in Wireless Sensor Nodes,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 12, pp.6720-6730, 2015.

X. Wei and Y. Zhang, “Interference Removal for Autofocusing of GPR Data from RC Bridge Decks,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 1145-1151, March 2015.

X. Wei and Y. Zhang, “Autofocusing Techniques for GPR Data from RC Bridge Decks,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 7, no. 12, pp 4860-4868, December 2014.

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.

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, 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 H. Yang, "Modeling and Characterization of Supercapacitors for Wireless Sensor Network Applications," Journal of Power Sources, 196(8): 4128-4135, 2011.

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.

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