Zhang is an ACM Distinguished Speaker. He has been invited to deliver keynotes and invited talks at various computer science, art/design, and management conferences and events, and served as an expert witness for several law firms. Listen to a recent Podcast on his generative art work published on MIT Arteca. He recently visited Tasmania College of Arts in Australia as an computing and art expert on a joint project (see the local newspaper report).
Zhang is a Senior Editorial Board member of Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Area Editor of International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, an Editorial Board member of The Visual Computer, 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 go, chess, and bridge. Oil painting (won 3rd Prize in Shanghai in 1984. His recent works), paper art, logo design, Chinese calligraphy (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.
Books I (co-)authored or (co-)edited