Dr. Wenlu Zhang joined the CSULB Department of Computer Engineering & Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2017. She worked as a postdoctoral associate in the Washington State University School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for one year after earning her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in 2016.

Dr. Zhang received an Outstanding Research Assistant Award while a graduate student at Old Dominion. She and her team participated in the MICCAI Challenge on Circuit Reconstruction from Electron Microscopy Images (CREMI). Her team ranked first on synaptic cleft detection and second on neuron segmentation tasks. Zhang also serves as a program committee member for the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) and the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM).