Beijia Zhang

Dr. Beijia Zhang

Dr. Beijia Zhang is an Assistant Leader of the RF Technology Group. Her areas of expertise include systems analysis, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), geolocation and direction-finding systems, novel search algorithms, fundamental electromagnetics, rapid-prototyping, and strategic planning. In her current role, she oversees many of the RF Technology Group's collaborative efforts with other Divisions as well as helps develop programs for space-based applications and in other unique domains.

As a member of the technical staff, Dr. Zhang initially worked on ground penetrating radar technology and holds two patents and co-authored several papers on this work. During this time, she also designed architectures for large systems of air vehicles to enable persistent remote sensing. She later progressed to leading rapid development, integration, and field-testing efforts for several UAV-based sensors.

From 2015 to 2017, she served as an Associate Technology Officer within the Director's Office and took part in the strategic investment of the Laboratory's internal funds. During these two years, she also led the planning and organization of the Laboratory's annual Tech Office Challenge. Furthermore, during this tenure, she served on the funding boards for the MIT Deshpande Center and the MIT Sandbox program as well as fostered new relationships between Lincoln Lab and MIT campus.

Dr. Zhang is a member of the honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. She received her SB, MEng, and PhD from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a primary focus on electromagnetic phenomenology with applied machine learning.

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