Prof. Song Zhang is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. Previously, he was an assistant and associate professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University from 2008 to 2014. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Stony Brook University in 2005. His major research interests are superfast 3-D optical sensing, 3D biophontic imaging, 3D geometry/video analysis, human and computer interaction, and virtual reality. Dr. Zhang has published over 100 research articles including more than 80 journal papers; edited one book; and holds 3 US patents. A number of his journal articles have been featured on their covers or highlighted by the journal societies. Dr. Zhang received the NSF CAREER award, Stony Brook University's 40 under Forty Alumni Awards, Iowa State University's Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award, as others. Dr. Zhang is a fellow of SPIE.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Superfast 3-D optical imaging/metrology, 3-D biophotonic imaging, 3-D video analysis, 3D video telepresence, in-situ non-destructive testing, virtual reality, human computer interaction, and biometrics.
Fishing, photography, and hiking.