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Zhi Zheng

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

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Zhi Zheng

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering


Dr. Zhi Zheng received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and her M.S. in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems from Xidian University. Then she received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Zheng's research emphasizes the integration of robotics, virtual reality, computer vision, machine learning, and psychology, with a focus on machine intelligence. The overarching goal of her research is to explore new paradigms of human-machine interaction (HMI) to help people in their daily life and design reliable assistive systems for mental health care. Her research is highly interdisciplinary and transformative, as it crosses the boundaries between engineering, psychology, and cognitive science.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Zheng, Zhi, et al. "A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intelligent Robotic Response to Joint Attention Intervention System." Journal of autism and developmental disorders 50. no. 8 (2020): 2819-2831. Print.
Choi, Wonchan, et al. "A Systematic Review of Mobile Health Technologies to Support Self-management of Concurrent Diabetes and Hypertension." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 27. no. 6 (2020): 939-945. Print.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation or Conference Paper
Zheng, Zhi, et al. "Can A Robot Encourage Physical Exercise for Older Adults? A Pilot Robot-Mediated Tai Chi Exercise Study." Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 2020 Annual Symposium. Ed. NA. Chicago, IL: n.p..

Currently Teaching

3 Credits
Application of engineering analysis, modeling, problem solving and design skills to characterize and manipulate the operation of biomedical systems for the purpose of remediating, supplanting, replacing or enhancing the function of physiological processes. This presumes that those same tools and skills can be used to model the observed and/or known function of the physiological systems and processes under consideration. In addition to lectures, homework and examinations, the course will a project oriented assignment to design and evaluate a model that faithfully duplicates and predicts the operation of that process or system.
1 - 3 Credits
Topics and subject areas that are not among the courses listed here are frequently offered under the special topics title. Under the same title also may be found experimental courses that may be offered for the first time. Such courses are offered in a formal format; that is, regularly scheduled class sessions with an instructor. The level of complexity is commensurate with a senior-level undergraduate technical course.
0 Credits
One semester of paid work experience in biomedical engineering.

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