Core Faculty - Shengzhi Zhang

Shengzhi Zhang

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Dr. Shengzhi Zhang earned his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State University in 2012. His research focuses on cybersecurity, including but not limited to Internet of Things (IoT) security, automobile security, mobile security, and operating system security, among others. He has most recently worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to academia, Dr. Zhang conducted various research projects in Cisco, IBM, and Honeywell Aerospace labs. His existing partnerships, both nationally and internationally, include researchers from Ford Motor, IBM, GE, Indiana University, Penn State, Kuwait University, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Zhang has published many papers and served as program committee members in top-tier security conferences and journals.

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