Dr. Zhang is an Assistant Professor jointly in the Psychology Department and Computer Science Department. Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. in 2019 from Carnegie Mellon University in the Machine Learning Department under the School of Computer Science, and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. She completed additional postdoctoral training in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.
Her research combines computational modeling, behavioral methods and neural imaging to understand the computational principles that make human memory efficient. She is interested in how the human memory system optimally encodes and retrieves information, and how we as researchers can design AI assistants to improve human memory performance.