Email: yuz450@psu.eduOffice: 209 Leonhard BuildingAddress: The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

About me

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. My research interests include intelligent transportation systems, human performance modeling, and warning system design. In particular, my current work focuses on human-vehicle interaction challenges and their implications in designing connected vehicle systems and autonomous vehicle systems. I received my Ph.D. in Industrial and System Engineering from University at Buffalo in 2017, and obtained the B.S. in Psychology from Zhejiang University in 2011.


Dr. Zhang (single PI) has been awarded a NSF Grant for the project entitled “NSF: CRII: CHS: Addressing Individual Differences in Human-Autonomous Vehicle Interaction in Mixed Transportation Systems”, 2019
Dr. Zhang (PI), Dr. Guler and Dr. Brennan have been awarded a Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant for their project entitled “Impact of CAV Technologies on Driver Behavior”, 2019, Penn State News
Paper: A journal paper is accepted by Accident Analysis and Prevention on 12/2018
Kenneth Pan received a scholarship from College of Engineering EQUITY REU program at Penn State
Dr. Zhang received Best Paper Award from Human Performance Modeling Technical Group in HFES 2018 Annual Meeting
Dr. Zhang is serving as the session chair for ST6 and HP3 in HFES 2018 Annual Meeting
Dr. Parkinson (PI), Dr. Zhang (Co-PI) and Dr. Freivalds have been awarded a NCRP grant for their project entitled "Assessing Lifecycle and Human Costs of Bus Operator Workstation Design and Components", 2018
Paper: A conference paper is accepted by the 14th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC 2018), 2018