Zhenge Zhao | 赵振阁

Ph.D. Student in HDC Lab

Department of Computer Science

University of Arizona

Email: zhengezhao [at] email.arizona.edu



I’m a 4th year Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona. My advisor is Dr. Carlos Scheidegger. My current research interests are interactive data visualization, big data analysis and machine learning. I also have research experience in HDFS and data mining during my master’s program.

I received my M.S. in Computer Science from University of Illinois Springfield in Springfield, IL and my B.E. in Computer Science&Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.

Research Projects

  • Using Visualization to Understand Deep Learning(2018.5 – Present)
  • Visualizing Earthquake Simulation Data(2016.9 – 2018.5)
  • ANTARES: The Arizona-NOAO Temporal Analysis and Response to Events System (2017.5 – 2017.8)
  • A Markov Chain Collaborative Filtering Model for Course Enrollment Recommendations(2015.11 – 2016.7)
  • Implementation of scalable fuzzy relational operations in MapReduce (2014.12 – 2015.6)

Posters & Blogs

  • Mingwei Li, Zhenge Zhao, Carlos Scheidegger.”Visualizing neuron activations of neural networks with the grand tour” [HTML] .Accepted to VISxAi Workshop at IEEE VIS 2018.
  • Zhenge Zhao, Danilo Motta, Youhao Wei, Matthew Berger, Joshua Levine, Carlos Scheidegger, Ismail Bahadir and Robert Fleischman. “Visualizing Earthquake Simulation Data”.[PDF][POSTER] IEEEVIS 2017



  • My team Goodnuts(with Pan Ju, Yaomiao Yang, Zheng Li) won two categories (Data Science and Visualization, Best Use of AWS) in Hack Arizona 2018.