Carnegie Mellon University

Jia Zhang

Jia Zhang

Associate Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address Carnegie Mellon University
Silicon Valley
Building 23
Moffett Field, CA 94035


Jia Zhang is an Associate Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus. Her recent research interests center on service oriented computing, with a focus on collaborative scientific workflows, Internet of Things, service oriented architecture, and semantic service discovery. She has co-authored one textbook titled "Services Computing" and has published over 120 refereed journal papers, book chapters, and conference papers. She is now an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) and of International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Services Computing (IJSC).

Previously at the Northern Illinois University as a tenured Associate Professor of computer science, Zhang taught courses in software engineering and databases and opened two graduate-level courses based on her co-authored textbook "Services Computing." Zhang also has nine years of architect and technical lead experience in the software industry.

Zhang earned her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her M.S. and B.S. in computer science from Nanjing University, China.



  • Service oriented computing
  • Scientific workflows
  • Net-centric collaboration
  • Big data
  • Cloud computing
  • Software engineering