Liang Zhang
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: ITE 333
Phone: (860) 486-4462
Email: liang.zhang@uconn.edu


  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2009
  • MS, Tsinghua University, China, 2004
  • BS, Tsinghua University, China, 2002

Research Interests:

Modeling, analysis, continuous improvement, design, control, and energy efficient operations of manufacturing and service systems; Mathematical modeling and analysis of battery systems


2018 – Present           Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer
                                    Engineering, University of Connecticut

2013 – 2018                Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer
                                    Engineering, University of Connecticut
2009 – 2013                Assistant Professor, Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing
                                    Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Lab: Smart Production Systems Lab

Google Scholar Profile: Link


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Best Student Paper Award Finalist, 12th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Fort Worth, TX
  • 2014 Best Paper Award, 10th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 Best Paper Award, IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Design and Manufacturing
  • 2013 Best Textbook Award (2nd Prize), Chinese Translation of Production Systems Engineering, Association of Chinese University Presses, China
  • 2009 Best Track Paper Award, 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, Moscow, Russia
  • 2004 Best Paper Award, Chinese Conference on Decision and Control, Huangshan, China
  • 2002 Outstanding Paper Award, 1st International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Beijing, China