September 17, 2018, at the invitation of the International Exchange and Cooperation Division, Professor Zhang of the University of California, USA, visited Anhui University of Science and Technology and gave an academic lecture in the School of Mathematics and Big Data. Dr. Zhang give an academic talk entitled “Digital Divide and Social Demographics: A Vertical Quantitative Study of Internet Users in the United States.” Dr. Fang Xianwen, Dean of the School of Mathematics and Big Data, presided over the lecture. Li Dequan, the vice president of the business. About 200 teachers and students from the college listened to the lecture.
On the morning of September 17, in the conference room on the second floor of the college, Professor Zhang and more than 20 professional teachers in the department of leadership, statistics, and information and computational science conducted a cordial discussion on how to cooperate with cloud computing and big data, to carry on relevant scientific research projects, the teaching and training of relevant courses and mentoring on the graduate students. Professor Zhang also visited the Mathematics and Big Data Labs in the department and made valuable suggestions for the college’s data science and big data technology majors and applied statistics majors.
On the afternoon, Prof. Zhang visited the Electric Engineering Department and gave a lecture on Blockchain technology. He also discussed the potential exchange program between the two universities. He mentored several graduated students on their thesis and dissertation.