Wei Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
VCU School of Engineering


Dr. Zhang is a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering in August 2003 from Pennsylvania State University. He worked as an assistant professor, and then as a tenured associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 2003 to 2010 before he joined VCU in 2010.

Dr. Zhang’s research interests lie at real-time and embedded systems, cyber-physical systems such as autonomous vehicles, computer architecture, GPUs, and compiler. Dr. Zhang has developed novel analysis, compiler, and hardware for various real-time and embedded systems to meet their stringent constraints on time predictability, energy efficiency, reliability, or performance. Dr. Zhang’s research has been primarily funded by NSF and industry. He has been the PI for 7 NSF projects and has received multiple research/teaching awards. Dr. Zhang has published 150+ journal and conferences papers in his fields.

Dr. Zhang is a citizen of the United States.

Recent News

  • (5/25/17) Prof. Zhang met Secretary Elaine Chao at DOT Headquarter
  • (5/16/17) Congratulations to Yijie Huangfu, who has successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation on real-time GPUs and landed a job at Nvidia!
  • (2/23/17) Prof. Zhang, Ph.D., named Richmond Joint Engineers Council Engineer of the Year for 2017
  • (9/26/16) Prof. Zhang received two research grants from NSF