Dr. Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, and is also affiliated with the Computer Science Department and the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science. Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. in 2019 from Carnegie Mellon University jointly 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 human memory. She is interested in how the human memory system uses its limited cognitive resources to efficiently retrieve past experiences and knowledge, and how we as researchers can design methods to improve human memory performance.

Dr. Zhang plans to accept a graduate student in the upcoming year.