Co-Director of Privacy + Analytics Lab (PAL)
Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
College of Information Sciences and Technology
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Dr. Nan Zhang is a Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Penn State, he was a Professor at the George Washington University and a Program Director in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The focus of Dr. Zhang’s research is on databases, data analytics, and taking the data-science methodology to examine information security and privacy issues. His research is supported by NSF and the Army Research Office, and has received several awards, including the NSF CAREER award in 2008, Best Paper Awards from IEEE ICC 2013 and IEEE NAS 2010, the Best Student Paper Award from ACM CIKM 2013, and Best Paper Nominations from IEEE ISI 2015 and HICSS 2018. His work on technology transfer was also recognized by the GW Technology Transfer Innovation Price and the first place finish at the GW Business Plan Competition, both in 2012.