Zhi-Li Zhang is a computer scientist, professor of McKnight University and professor of computer science at the University of Minsota, Twin Cities in Qwest. He leads the University Networking Research Group. Zhi-Li was awarded his doctorate of computer science under Don Towsley and Jim Kurose at the University of Massachusetts in 1997. In the field of routing, computer communication and multimedia communication, he has published a large number of papers.
Zhi-Li Zhang has a B.S. degree. Computer Science with Nanjing University highest distinction, Nanjing, China. While Zhi-Li was a young student at Nanjing, he led a team of senior design students. He was one of the five students who were selected for a graduate course exempted from the Nanjing University graduate school entrance exam. Shortly later, he received a highly selective bursary from the Chinese National Graduate Study Committee in Europe, which studied at the Department of Computer Science, Århus University, Denmark. Zhi-Li is an IEEE Fellow.
Zhi-Li Zhang was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award for Excellent Research Achievement by the University of Massachusetts at the Amherst School of Computer Science.