Thomas M. Linville Professor
Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Data Science

Rice Hall 509
85 Engineer's Way
Charlottesville, Virgnia 22904



Dr. Aidong Zhang develops machine learning and data science approaches to modeling and analysis of structured and unstructured data with applications to biological, biomedical and health related applications. Dr. Zhang is Thomas M. Linville Professor of Computer Science, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Data Science at University of Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University.

Dr. Zhang is an author of over 390 research publications in the areas of machine learning, data mining, bioinformatics, and health informatics.

Dr. Zhang is currently recruiting Graduate Research Assistantships. Interested students please contact Dr. Zhang for further information.

Awards / Honors

  • Thomas M. Linville Endowed Professorship, 2023
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow, 2021
  • ACM Fellow, 2017
  • SUNY Distinguished Professor, 2014
  • IEEE Fellow, 2009
  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB), 2017 – 2020
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award 1998 – 2002

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Bioinformatics
  • Health Informatics