Michelle Zhu

  • B.S. Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China
  • M.S., Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Zhu joined Montclair State University as an associate professor from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she was a tenured associate professor and director of undergraduate program in the department of Computer Science. Prior to that, she completed her dissertation in the Computer Science and Mathematics division of Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL). Her research areas focus on parallel and distributed computing and big data system. She has published about 100 peer-reviewed articles in various journals and conferences. She received a total of over one million research and education grants from various agencies such as DOE, ORNL, NSF, Illinois State Board of Education and NVidia company. She also actively hosts education workshops for local K12 community such as Hour of Code.

Professional Services Journal Review

  • IEEE Transactions on Service Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics Part A
  • IEEE Communication Magazine
  • Journal of Wireless Sensor Network Springer
  • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing Elsevier
  • Data and Knowledge Engineering Elsevier
  • Journal of Network and Computer Application Elsevier
  • International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
  • Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Journal of Computational Biology
  • International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications
  • BMC Genomics
  • BMC Bioinformatics
  • Physiological Genomics

Teaching Interest and Specialties

Parallel and Distributed Computing (MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and CUDA GPU), Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, Computational Statistics with R, Data Structure, Operating System, Scientific Visualization, Computer Architecture

Visiting Scholars and Students Supervision

  • Visiting scholar advisor:
    • Haibo Qiu (2010 to 2011)
    • Shan He (2013 to 2014)
  • Dissertation advisor:
    • Liudong Zuo (2015 Tenure-track assistant professor at California State University Dominguez Hills)
    • Fei Cao (2014 Tenure-track assistant professor at Central Missouri) Mustafa Khaleel (2016)
    • Patrick Brown (2009 to present), Ali Abdulhussien Al-Sinayyid (2011 to present)
    • Weidong Xiong (2012 to present)
  • Ph.D. committee:
    • Cheng Luo (CS 2009)
    • Yu Sun (ECE 2010)
    • Yu Liu (ECE 2011)
    • Weihua Zhou (ECE 2011)
    • Marcelene Cunningham (C&I 2012)
    • Elham S. Khorasani (2012)
    • Izzet F Senturk (2013)
    • Sindoora Koneru (2014)
    • Mayank Shekhar (ECE 2014)
    • Ashish Choudhari (ECE 2014)
  • Thesis advisor:
    • Earlene Thompson (2007)
    • Nanda Yadav (2007)
    • Xiaofeng Li (2008)
    • Insook Choe (2008)
    • Naseer Mohammed (2008)
    • Jintai He (2008)
    • Xiaopeng Cao (2009)
    • Joey Ingram (2009)
    • Changming Li (2009)
    • Jingjing Wang(2010)
    • Jianxiao Ma (2011)
    • Yun Zhang (2012)
    • Yang Zhao (2012)
    • Ou Mi (2013)
    • Abdulaziz Alnowiser (2013)
    • Michael Wu (2013)
    • Eiman Aldhahri (2014)
    • Abdulrahman Alahmadi (2014)
    • Yuan Zhao (2014)
    • Jay Chi (2015)
    • Sultan Alrowili (2015)
  • Undergraduate research sponsor:
    • Joe Bollman (2007)
    • Andrew Beussink (2007)
    • Patrick Brown (2007)
    • Mike Brajkovich (2008)
    • Earl Foote (2010)
    • William Blankenship (2012 to 2014)
    • William Welling (2013 to 2014)