Dr. Kang Zhang is Professor of
Computer Science and Director of Visual Computing Lab,
School of Engineering and Computer Science,
also Professor of Arts and Technology,
School of Arts and Humanities,
at the University of Texas at Dallas.
He is also an Adjunct Professor of
Soochow University and University of Electronic
Science and Technology of China. Dr. Zhang received his B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from the
University of Electronic
Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China,
in February 1982; Ph.D. from
University of Brighton, UK, in December 1990;
and Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas
in May 2011.
Dr. Zhang was a CAD Software Engineer
at the East-China Research Institute of Computer Technology,
Shanghai in early 80s, and then held academic positions
in the UK (Jan. 1986 - Aug. 1991) and Australia (Sep. 1991 - Dec. 1999), before moving
to the USA.
His current research interests are in the areas of
aesthetic computing and information visualization,
software engineering, visual data mining. Listen to a recent Podcast on his generative art work published on MIT Arteca.
He has been invited to deliver keynotes at various computer science and management conferences, and served as an expert witness for several law firms.
He recently visited Tasmania College of Arts in Australia on a joint project (see
the local newspaper report).
Dr. Zhang is on the Editorial Boards of
Journal of Visual Languages and Computing,
The Visual Computer,
International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering,
Journal of Big Data,
International Journal of Advanced Intelligence, and
Journal of Visual Languages and Sentient Systems.
In his spare time, Kang likes to swim, play badminton,
travel (see his travel page), and play
Oil painting (won 3rd Prize in Shanghai in 1984. His recent works),
paper art, logo design,
(won 1st Prize in Sichuan Province in 1981. The style Kang learnt is
Liu Gongquan) (his own works in
Regular Script, Clerical Script1, and Clerical Script2), and
photography (see Kang's
Photo Gallery, and a photo at Sillicon Valley Art Museum) are his real hobbies.
Computer Graphics for Java Programmers (Video presentations in MOOC style)