Aidong Zhang is a William Wulf Faculty Fellow and Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at University of Virginia, where she is also affiliated with the Data Science Institute. Her research focuses on data mining/data science, machine learning, bioinformatics and health informatics. Zhang served as an NSF manager of the IIS program during 2015-2018. Zhang was a SUNY Distinguished Professor at SUNY Buffalo prior to joining UVA. She was elected an ACM Fellow in 2017 and IEEE Fellow in 2009. Zhang has published over 320 peer-reviewed publications and is credited with major conceptual and practical advances in her fields, such as WaveCluster, bridging centrality, and concepts-bridges.