Professor Zhang is a senior member at the Research Center for Mathematics, and a professor in the UIC Financial Mathematics Programme.
Professor Zhang received his Bachelor from Fudan University and his Master and Ph.D. from New York University. He is among the first group of CUSPEA students admitted to American universities. After graduation he has been working at Courant Institute of Mathematics at New York University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, City University of Hong Kong where he had a joint appointment in Department of Mathematics and Department of Economics and Finance.
Professor Zhang has broad research interests that include mathematical finance, fluid dynamics, scientific computing, granular materials, and physics. For each of these fields, his research results have been published in top journals.