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Ph.D. student Desheng Zhang receives Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students

Ph.D. student Desheng Zhang has been recognized with the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, the highest honor for Chinese students studying abroad. Zhang was one of only four computer science students selected from a pool of more than 250,000 Chinese students studying the U.S. last year. The award was established to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievements of Chinese students abroad. Zhang will receive a $6,000 cash prize and a certificate at a ceremony in the Consulate-General of China in Chicago. Zhang is a 3rd year Ph.D. student working with Associate Professor Tian He.

Zhang honored by UMass Amherst for achievement in research

Picture of Zhi-Li ZhangProfessor Zhi-Li Zhang has been selected by the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Computer Science as the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy (OAA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research. The School of Computer Science initiated the OAA awards to recognize the achievements of their graduates and friends in the field. Zhang received his M.S. and Ph.D. from UMass Amherst in 1992 and 1997, respectively, after earning a B.S. in computer science from Nanjing University in China. He joined the University of Minnesota faculty in 1997, and is now a McKnight Distinguished Professor.

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