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Yu Zhang is a current PhD student at the Engineering Design and Computing Lab at ETH Zurich and is currently focused on Uncertainty-based Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization (U-MDO) as her research topic. With a background in both geotechnical engineering and structural engineering, Yu obtained her master’s degree at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2017, where she developed her skill in structural optimization and robust optimization, and was sent by MIT as a visiting fellow to Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to teach Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus in 2016. Yu joined Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) team at Disney Research CHINA in 2017 as a research associate. Yu’s main interest includes the rigorous exploration of optimization and computer-aided design across different scales, and discovering new opportunities across disciplines by utilizing computational methods.



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