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Dr. Song Zhang – Purdue University

Song Zhang is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He serves as the Assistant Head for Experiential Learning in School of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University respectively 2005. He spent three years at Harvard University as a postdoctoral fellow before becoming an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. He joined Purdue in January 2015 as an Associate Professor. His research addresses the challenges in high-speed structured light 3D imaging techniques, and 3D image/video analyses. His work has been cited over 12,000 times with an h-index of 54. Besides being utilized in academia, technologies developed by his team have been used by Radiohead (a rock band) to create a music video House of Cards; and by the law enforcement personnel to document crime scenes. He received a few best paper awards, the NSF CAREER award, the Stony Brook University “40 under 40 Alumni Award”, the Discovery in Mechanical Engineering Award, the College of Engineering (CoE) Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award, and the CoE Staff Team Award of Excellence. He is a Purdue University Faculty Scholar, and a Fellow of OSA and SPIE.