Pei Zhang-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Pei Zhang-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Pei Zhang

Contact Info:
Pei Zhang
Carnegie Mellon University
Silicon Valley
Building 23 (MS 23-11)
Moffett Field, CA 94035

Office: B23 #222
Lab: B19 #1042
Phone: 609-356-2525
Email: or

Pei Zhang, Associate Research Professor

Areas of Interest

Pervasive Electronic Innovation Lab

Collaboration in Embedded Systems and Mobile Sensor Networks

  • Wireless ad-hoc mobile sensor networks
  • Distributed sensing and processing in heterogeneous devices
  • Interactions between heterogeneous embedded systems
  • Controlled mobility in mobile systems
  • Failure tolerance


Ph.D. 2008, Princeton University


Pei Zhang is an associate research professor in the INI and ECE departments at Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently the ECE graduate studies committee representative at SV. He received his Bachelor's degree with honors from California Institute of Technology in 2002, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2008. While at Princeton University, he developed the ZebraNet system, which is used to track zebras in Kenya. It was the first deployed, wireless, ad- hoc, mobile sensor network. Currently his work includes SensorFly, which focus on groups of autonomous miniature-helicopter based sensor nodes with minimalistic capabilities. In addition to numerous publications, his work has received many awards including several Best Demo Awards and Young Faculty grants. Furthermore, his work has been featured in popular media including the Discovery channel, CBS, Popular Science, etc. His primary research interest is in ubiquitous embedded systems through inter/intra system collaboration.