• Zhang directs the Laboratory for Distributed Intelligent Agent Systems at Trinity University. Her research falls within Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation. Zhang is an active member of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International. She has been an Associate Editor for the Transactions of Simulation since 2009, and a program co-chair of the Agent-Directed Simulation in the Spring Simulation Multi-Conference since 2008. Since 2011, she has been the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems (published by IGI Global). From 2012, she has been the Editor-in-Chief of the SCS Newsletter. In 2013, she received the SCS Outstanding Service Award. In 2015, she has been elected as a Director at Large by SCS for a term of three years.

    Over the past decade, Zhang has been published 100+ journal and conference papers, and books and book chapters. She also has been PI or Co-PI on six funded NSF proposals (four as PI).

    • Texas A&M University 
    • Multi-Agent Simulation
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Machine Learning
    • Principles of Computer Science 
    • Discrete Structures 
    • Artificial Intelligence 
    • Multi-Agent System


    • Project Title: Building a Starting Core for No-Boundary Education and Research Network
      • Duration: 2014-2016
      • Amount: 300,000
      • Funding Agency: NSF EAGER
      • Role: Co-PI (PI: Xiuzheng Huang).


    • SCS Outstanding Service Award, The Society for Modeling & Simulation International, 2013.