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Tong Zhang

Chief Scientist
Dr. Tong Zhang is a well-established researcher with significant contributions to the areas of data storage systems and VLSI signal processing. Dr. Zhang is a co-founder and Chief Scientist of ScaleFlux, responsible for developing key techniques and algorithms for Computational Storage products and exploring their optimal use in mainstream application domains such as database.
He is currently a Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). His current and past research include database, filesystem, solid-state and magnetic data storage devices and systems, digital signal processing and communication, error correction coding, VLSI architectures, and computer architecture. He has published over 150 technical papers at prestigious USENIX/IEEE/ACM conferences and journals with the citation h-index of 36, and has served as general and technical program chairs for several premier conferences. Among his many research accomplishments, he made pioneering contributions to establishing the research area of flash memory signal processing and enabling practical implementation of low-density parity-check (LDPC) codecs in commercial data storage and communication systems. He received two best paper awards and has over 20 issued/pending US patent applications. He holds BS/MS degrees in EE from the Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and PhD degree in ECE from the University of Minnesota.
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