Jian Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, TWU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Jian Zhang portrait

Contact

Office: MCL 302F
Email: jzhang@twu.edu
Website: http://myweb.twu.edu/~jzhang/

Research Interests

  • Information Systems Security
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Image Understanding and Analysis
  • Computer Science Education  (ACM SIGCSE)

Service

TWU/AFA CyberCamp 2016 | SIGCSE Symposium 2017 | SIGCSE 2017 CFP | ACM Inroads

Courses Taught

TWU students, please visit My Courses for current courses.

  • CSCI 1513 Introduction to Informatics
  • CSCI 3413 Software Engineering
  • CSCI 3803 Wed Site Development (co-teach with Dr. Demuynck)
  • CSCI 5103 Fundamentals of Informatics
  • CSCI 1403 A First Course in Computing
  • CSCI 1423/1421 Programming Fundamentals I/Lab
  • CSCI 2433 Microcomputer Applications
  • CSCI 2443 Computer Organization and Machine Language
  • CSCI 2493 Programming Fundamentals II
  • CSCI 3013 Computational Thinking
  • CSCI 3053 Data Structures
  • CSCI 3333 Fundamentals of Software Testing
  • CSCI 3413 Software Engineering
  • CSCI 3453 Advanced Computer Architecture
  • CSCI 3613 Introduction to Algorithms
  • CSCI 4303 Advanced Modeling and Visualization
  • CSCI 4313 Networking and Data Communications
  • CSCI 4803 Programming for the Web
  • CSCI 4533 Trends and Issues in Computer Science

Dr. Jian Zhang's Bio

Jian Zhang is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Texas Woman’s University (TWU), Denton, Texas. She received her PhD and a MS in Computer Science from Tulane University in 2004 and 2002, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China in 1996.

Jian’s research interests include information security, computational intelligence in interactive arts, and computer science education in K-12 and higher education. She is especially interested in the adoption of innovative approaches to teaching Computer Science and is passionate about increasing STEM awareness in youth. She is an active participant in a middle school and high school girls-oriented Edible Car Contest at TWU and coordinates a TWU/Air Force Association CyberCamp for high school students in the North Texas. She has been a reader for the College Board AP Computer Science program for the past nine years. She has served on multiple program committees for the SIGCSE symposium.

Jian is a fan of Isaac Asimov, science fiction, and naturally Star Trek. Her favorite characters are Captain Picard and Data. When she is not out shopping in her Mini Cooper, walking her three puppies, or taking a Zumba class, she enjoys watching old science fiction movies.