CS alumnus gifts 1M to Berkeley EECS

CS alumnus Hao Zhang, Ph.D. ‘07 (Advisor: Jitendra Malik) has gifted 1M to Berkeley EECS. The generous gift will establish an endowed professorship to support junior faculty.

The Zhang Family Endowed Professorship was inspired by the role that Berkeley faculty played in his life: “The mentorship and support I received was beyond anything I could have imagined,” said Zhang. “To now be in a position to give back—to help young faculty develop in their careers and contribute to advancements in Al and computer vision—it’s both humbling and exciting.”

Zhang earned a master’s degree in statistics (M.A. ‘05) and a Ph.D. in computer science from Berkeley, developing the skills and know-how crucial to his success in a cutting-edge field. He went on to join Two Sigma Investments, where he is currently a managing director.