Ping Zhang is a Professor of Automatic Control in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Ping Zhang graduated from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1997 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Automation Control Engineering. She received the Doctor of Engineering degree in Control Theory and Control Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2002. She had a research stay at the Lausitz University of Applied Sciences in Senftenberg, Germany, from 1999 to 2001 in the framework of the DAAD-Sandwich-Program. In 2011, she attained the habilitation in the field of Automation Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany.
From 2002 to 2007, she worked as a scientific assistant at the Institute for Automatic Control and Complex Systems (AKS) of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. From 2007 to 2014, she worked at the Competence Center of Automation Technology at the BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. From 2012 to 2013, she was a Professor of Automation Engineering in the Faculty of Technology and Bionics at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kleve, Germany. Since November 2013, she has joined the University of Kaiserslautern.
Her research interests are model and data based fault diagnosis, fault tolerant control, cyber physical systems, automation security, safety systems, building automation and control of biological systems.