Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Years at UB: 1994-present
Aidong Zhang is a full Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Principal Investigator and Program Director of the Buffalo Center for Biomedical Computing (BCBC). After receiving a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1994, Zhang came to the University at Buffalo as Associate Professor.
She is the author of over one hundred research publications pertaining to her research in such areas as bioinformatics, geographic information systems, content-based image retrieval, distributed database systems, multimedia database systems, digital libraries, and database mining.
Since coming to UB, Zhang has received a number of very prestigious grants and awards for her work. She was the recipient of an National Science Foundation (NSF) "Early Career Development" (CAREER) award in 1998.
Selected on the basis of creative, career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education, the CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.
In March of 2003, Zhang received a $1.6 million NSF grant for bioinformatics research and in August 2003, she received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to establish a pre-Center for Biomedical Computing.
Zhang received the SUNY Chancellor's Research Recognition award in 2002 and an "Exceptional Scholar" award from UB in April 2003.
Very active professionally, Zhang is involved with:
- Executive Committee of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD)
- National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)
- Editor in Chief of ACM SIGMOD DiSC (Digital Symposium Collection)