Zhizhen Jane Zhao

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Coordinated Science Laboratory
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Office: 109 CSL, 1308 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801
eMail: zhizhenz at illinois dot edu


Geometric data analysis, dimensionality reduction, mathematical signal processing, scientific computing, and machine learning. Applications to imaging sciences and inverse problems, including cryo-electron microscopy image processing, data-driven methods for dynamical systems, and uncertainty quantification.


Short Bio

Zhizhen Zhao is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with affiliation to the Coordinated Science Laboratory and the National Center Supercomputing Applications. She is also an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics. Prior to joining ECE Illinois in 2016, she was a Courant Instructor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. She received her PhD in Physics from Princeton University in 2013 working with Amit Singer and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, with bachelor's and master's degrees in physics in 2008.


University of Illinois

New York University

  • Spring 2016: Linear Algebra (Math 140)
  • Fall 2015: Linear Algebra (Math 140)
  • Spring 2015: Mathematics for Economics II (Math 212)
  • Fall 2015: Linear Algebra (Math 140)