Yu Zhang, Ph.D.


Radar Systems Research Engineer

Aptiv, Tech Center Malibu


Email: yzhang19@uvm.edu

Short Biography

Dr. Yu Zhang received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China, in 2012 and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States, in 2017.

From Aug 2012 to Aug 2017, he was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Vermont, and worked on 11 research projects on ground penetrating radar and synthetic aperture radar for non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of transportation infrastructure, funded by U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), SPARK VT, etc. Since Sep 2017, he has been a Radar Systems Research Engineer for advanced engineering at Aptiv (formerly Delphi Automotive), CA, USA, working on automotive radar, antenna array, MIMO radar, bistatic radar, FMCW radar, and PMCW radar for automotive active safety, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving vehicles. His general research interests include radar systems design and signal processing.

Dr. Yu Zhang is a Member of the IEEE. He was awarded “Outstanding Reviewers of 2016” by IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement for his outstanding service to IEEE TIM, and “2017 IEEE Green Mountain Section Award - Graduate Student of the Year” for his outstanding contributions to radar systems research and academic service to IEEE Green Mountain Section. He has been serving on the Editorial Board for Frontiers in Built Environment, the Organizing Committee for 2018 27th IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop (NATW) and 2019 28th IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop (NATW). He has also been serving as the Technical Reviewer for 26 journals and 6 conferences.

Recent News


Innovate and Incubate

University of Vermont - Sep, 2016

Our GPR project is reported by UVM Inquiry 2016

UVM team invents radar rig to help repair roads

Burlington Free Press - July 30, 2015

Researchers Pitch Their Ideas: UVM Hosts First University-Wide SPARK-VT

University of Vermont - July 1, 2015

Our GPR project is one of the 2015 Spark-VT Award Recipients

"We were proud to host these next generation innovators at the IEEE conference this week as they network with and present papers to industry professionals"

Raytheon Social Media - May 15, 2015

One of ten IEEE student travel award recipients sponsored by Raytheon.

Network with Raytheon associates at 2015 IEEE Radar Conference, Arlington, VA.