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Zhongfei (Mark) Zhang


Computer Science


Zhongfei (Mark) Zhang is a Professor of Computer Science at State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton. He directs the Multimedia Research Laboratory at Binghamton. He has a B.S. (cum laude) in Electronics Engineering, an M.S. in Information Science, both from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. When he was in the graduate school, he also worked as an Intern student at NEC Research Institute, Inc. at Princeton, NJ, and as a technical consultant at Applied Artificial Intelligence, Inc. (formerly Amerinex Artificial Intelligence, Inc.) at Amherst, MA. 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 SUNY Binghamton. He also holds many visiting positions including a CNRS international chaired visiting professor at University of Lille 1 in France, a visisting research fellow at Microsoft Research, an NRC visiting fellow at US Air Force Research Laboratory, a Huang Kuancheng visiting fellow at Chinese Academy of Sciences in China, a JSPS fellow at Chuo University in Japan, a visiting faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University in US, Zhejiang University and Nanjing University in China, and Academia Sinica in Taiwan. 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 100 peer-reviewed academic papers in premier international journals and conferences and several invited papers and book chapters in his areas, has edited or co-edited two books, has held as an inventor for more than ten patents, has served as reviewers or program committee members or area chairs for many international journals and conferences, and has served as grant review panelists for several governmental and private funding agencies including NSF and NASA every year. His research is supported by federal government agencies, noticeably including NSF, AFOSR, and AFRL, as well as industrial research labs such as Microsoft Research and Kodak Research. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of IEEE Computer Society and a member of ACM. He was invited to give keynotes or tutorials at premier international events in his areas. He is or was associate editors and guest editors for several international journals.


  • BS, MS, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Research Interests

  • Multimedia information indexing and retrieval
  • Computer vision and image understanding
  • Pattern recognition
  • Medical imaging and bioinformatics


  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

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