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Dr, Fan Zhang is currently a research scientist and senior software engineer with the IBM Massachusetts Laboratory. He is also co-appointed as a research affiliate with the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Ph.D. in Department of Control Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University in January 2012. From 2011 to 2013, he was a research scientist at Cloud Computing Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University. After that, he joined MlT Kavli Institute as a postdoctoral associate.
He received a breakthrough award for being one of the major contributors that have discovered the gravitational waves in 2016. An IEEE Senior Member, he received an honorarium research award from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab (2013), a Faculty Education Award from Amazon Web Service (2013), a Meritorious Service Award (2013) from IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, two IBM Ph.D. Fellowship awards (2010 and 2011). His research domains include big-data scientific computing applications, simulation-based optimization approaches, gravitational wave data analysis, cloud computing, and novel programming models for streaming data applications on elastic cloud platforms. According to Google Scholar, his published work has been cited more than 3670 times as of November 2016.