Zhou Zhang

Assistant Professor of Biological Systems Engineering

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Zhou Zhang is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to joining UW–Madison in March 2019, Zhang was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Davis and received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

Zhang's research, as an interdisciplinary study, endeavors to combine advanced remote sensing with machine learning techniques for agricultural applications. Specifically, she is creating advances in remote sensing techniques to permit data acquisition from multi-sensors across multi-platforms, using data science techniques to analyze the “big data,” and helping farmers with decision-making tools like crop mapping, automated phenotyping, and yield prediction.

  • ​Crop growth monitoring and yield prediction
  • High-throughput image based plant phenotyping
  • Hyperspectral/multispectral imagery, RGB imagery and LiDAR
  • Machine learning for high dimensional data analysis
  • Multi-source remote sensing data fusion
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • UAV-based imaging platform developments for precision agriculture