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Zhongfei (Mark) Zhang


Computer Science


Website: www.cs.binghamton.edu/~zhongfei/

Zhongfei (Mark) Zhang is a professor of computer science at Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY). He directs the Multimedia Research Laboratory at Binghamton. He has a BS (cum laude) in electronics engineering and an MS in information science, both from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; and a PhD in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

When he was in the graduate school, he worked as an intern at NEC Research Institute Inc. in Princeton, N.J., and as a technical consultant at Applied Artificial Intelligence Inc. (formerly Amerinex Artificial Intelligence Inc.) in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was a research scientist at the Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition and was
on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, both at SUNY Buffalo, before he joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at Binghamton.

When he was on leave from Binghamton years ago, he held many visiting positions at institutions around the world including a CNRS international chair professor at University of Lille 1 in France; a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research; an NRC visiting fellow at U.S. Air Force Research
Laboratory; a visiting faculty at Chinese Academy of Sciences in China through an International Fellow awarded by Huang Kuancheng Foundation in Hong Kong, China; a visiting professor at Chuo University and Waseda University, both in Japan, through a JSPS Fellow and Chuo University
Visiting Professorship; a QiuShi chair professor at Zhejiang University in China; a visiting faculty at Academia Sinica in Taiwan through a fellow awarded by National Science Council in Taiwan; and a visiting faculty at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He is the author of the very first
monograph on multimedia data mining, and is an co-author of the very first monograph on relational data clustering, both published by CRC Press.

He has published over 200 peer-reviewed academic papers in premier international journals and conferences, as well as several invited papers and book chapters in his areas. He has edited or co-edited three books, has held as an inventor for more than 20 patents, has served as reviewers or different roles in the organization committees for many international journals and conferences, and has served as grant review panelists for several governmental and private funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation and NASA.

His research is supported by federal government agencies, including NSF, AFOSR and AFRL, as well as industrial research labs such as Microsoft Research and Kodak Research. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IAPR and AAIA.

He was invited to give keynotes or tutorials at premier international conferences in his areas. He is or was associate editors and guest editors for several international journals.


  • BS, MS, Zhejiang University
  • PhD, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Research Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer vision
  • Pattern recognition