Zhe (Sarina) Zhang
Dr. Zhang is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Texas A&M University. Her primary research area is Geographic Information Science and within it, a focus on Cyberinfrastructure, knowledge-driven spatial decision-making, spatial uncertainty modeling, human-centered Geospatial Artificial Intelligence, and social sensing. Dr. Zhang's research aims to develop scalable, sustainable, and intelligent decision support systems to advance spatial knowledge discovery in various application domains such as disaster resilience, critical infrastructure protection, agricultural risk management, and public health surveillance.
Dr. Zhang currently leads the CyberGIS & Decision Support Systems Initiative in the Research Committee of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). She also serves as a guest editor for Transactions in GIS journal- a special issue on Cyberinfrastructure and Spatial Decision Support System. She has published peer-reviewed articles in several leading GIScience journals such as the International Journal of Geographic Information Sciences, International Journal of Digital Earth, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, and PlosOne journal.
Her previous projects have been supported by several U.S. and European governmental agencies such as National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture(USDA), Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC), the European Union, European Statistical Office, Business Finland, Academy of Finland, Finnish Defense Forces, and Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland.
Diya Li, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University (Ph.D. student)
Jinhyun Bae, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning (Ph.D. student, Co-advising)
Shuyang Zhang, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University (Master student)
Nanzhou Hu, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University (Master student)
Zahra Ghorbani, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University (Co-Advising, gradated)
GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TECHNICIANS
Harshita Chaudhary, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University
Shashwat Tripathi, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
Jian-Siang Hong, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
Zeyu Wang, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
Joseph Flores, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University (undergraduate student)
Karthik Lella, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University ( undergraduate student)