Honors & Awards


  • Winner of Stanford Intramural Volleyball League Division 1, Stanford University (2020/03/03)
  • 2019 IET Cyber-systems and Robotics Research Article Contest. Second Prize. (Top 5 Awardee), IET Cyber-systems and Robotics (11/24/2019)
  • Winner of Stanford Intramural Tennis League Division 2, Stanford University (2020/10/19)
  • 2018-2020 Zhebao-Ali Jike Award Project, Zhejiang University (1/2/2020)
  • Stanford Departmental Fellowship, Stanford University (09/27/2019)
  • Cambridge Trust International Scholarship, University of Cambridge (2/18/2019)
  • Ten Most Preeminent Students of 2017, Zhejiang University (12/31/2017)
  • Chu Kochen Scholarship, Zhejiang University (12/31/2018)
  • Chinese National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (12/31/2016)
  • Excellent Graduate of Zhejiang Province, Department of Education of Zhejiang Province (7/1/2019)
  • First-level fellowship of Chinese Instrument and Control Society, Chinese Instrument and Control Society (4/28/2019)
  • Winner of IET Present Around The World National Final 2019, Institute of Engineering and Technology(IET) (5/31/2019)
  • Certificate of Test of English Major-Band 8(TEM8), Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China (6/15/2019)
  • Chu Kochen Honors College Preeminence Scholarship, Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University (12/20/2018)
  • Chunhui Scholarship and Chunhui Star Honor, College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University (06/01/2019)
  • Best Presenter, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (3/24/2019)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Member, Chinese Automation Society (2018 - Present)
  • Member, Chinese Instrument and Control Society (2019 - Present)

Education & Certifications


  • B. Eng, Zhejiang University, Automation (Control Science and Engineering), Summa Cum Laude (2019)
  • B. Art, Zhejiang University, English Language and Literature, Summa Cum Laude (2019)
  • Non-degree programme, University of Cambridge, Graduation Project on Acoustic Particle Trapping (2019)
  • Non-degree programme, UCLA, Cross-disciplinary Scholars in Science and Engineering, Radiology and MRI (2018)

Stanford Advisors


Service, Volunteer and Community Work


  • Captain of Chu Kochen Honors College Men's Volleyball Team, Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University (December 12, 2016 - October 30, 2018)

    I am the Captain of Chu Kochen Honors College Men's Volleyball Team from 2016 to 2018. I led routine training, organize teams for matches, play and give instructions in matches, manage the whole team with trips and group activities. I have held the life experience sharing forum for 3 consecutive semesters and invited many famous senior teachers and students to share their experiences and life philosophies with my team members. I also launched an interest-driven research, Volleyball Planning Based on Machine Learning and Operational Research to help catalyze the combination between study and recreation together with the idea of helping those junior players to enjoy the experiences in the team.

    Location

    Zhejiang University

  • Leader of Chu Kochen International and Translation Workshop, Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University (September 1, 2018 - July 21, 2019)

    Work on the translation and interactive interpretation in events of international communication of Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University

    Location

    Zhejiang University

  • Teaching assistant at University of Washington/University of Wisconsin China Summer Lab, College of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering (June 27, 2018 - July 10, 2018)

    I was the teaching assistant at the summer lab held by Zhejiang University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Washington at College of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, In addition to help those participants of the summer lab with my knowledge of rectification tower, I also help the communication between students and the teacher by doing interactive interpretation. We had a great time over the 2 weeks of time.

    Location

    Zhejiang University

  • Volunteer and organizer of AIESEC International Volunteer Project in Zhengzhou, AIESEC (July 1, 2016 - August 1, 2016)

    I was the organizer and a volunteer at “Dare to Dream” AIESEC International Volunteer Project in Zhengzhou. I worked with volunteers from Egypt, Russia, Malaysia and Taiwan to prepare both cultural and technical courses for local middle school students in order to broaden their horizons as Zhengzhou is an area where the education is more exam-oriented. We help to open up a new window for them to look outside the area with insights on exotic cultures, college life, advanced science and technology. I did lectures on medical imaging, my experience in medical device company visits in 2015 in MN, USA, my experience in college and public speeches. I also helped coordinated with the international volunteers. The total workload was approximately 15 hours/week, 4 weeks/year in 2016.

    Location

    Yixin School, Xinghua South St., Zhengzhou, China

  • Volunteer at Ramsey County Library System in Minnesota, Ramsey County Library System, Minnesota (June 1, 2015 - July 10, 2015)

    I was a Ramsey County Library System volunteer in Minnesota. I did the sorting and management of books in the library in Shoreview (majorly) and Mounts View. The total work time was about 6 hours/week, 3 weeks/year in 2015

    Location

    Shoreview Library

  • Member at Zhejiang University Youth League, Zhejiang University Youth League, Zhejiang University (September 14, 2015 - September 2, 2016)

    Work on organization, propagation, summary and launching the summer social practice system in Zhejiang University. Help students get access to available sites for social practice across from China.

    Location

    Zhejiang University

  • Member at Chu Kochen Honors College Student Union, Chu Kochen Honors College Student Union, Zhejiang University (September 14, 2015 - September 1, 2016)

    Media and propagation of Chu Kochen Honors College events and news organized by student union

    Location

    Zhejiang University

  • “Big Data and New Development Motivation in Guiyang Province” Summer social practice and field trip, Zhejiang University (August 1, 2016 - August 15, 2016)

    “Big Data and New Development Motivation in Guiyang Province” was the major summer social practice and field trip I have done in my first summer vacation during my undergraduate life. As Guiyang Province is the newly established center for big-data research and industries, I led a group to go to Guiyang Province to delve further into this area. We did survey with local people on related topics, discussion with governmental officials, visits to big-data exhibition centers and visits to hospitals and high speed railway stations and online marketing to know detailed information of how data can help boost civil life in specific sectors.

    Location

    Guizhou, Guiyang, China

  • Founder of ZML Lab-A Platform for the Publication of Science and Sharing of Researches, Stanford University (10/22/2019 - Present)

    Xianghao is the Founder of ZML Lab. It is a voluntary internet-based platform for the free-of-charge publication of science and researches based on a WeChat Public Account. More than 50 professional researchers (postdocs, graduate students, etc.) have been invited as the appointed authors. So far, 10 articles have been published and 450 people have subscribed this platform with more than 10,000 reads.

    Location

    Shriram Center, Stanford

  • Volunteer of Stanford Brain Day, Stanford University (2/27/2020 - 2/27/2020)

    I went to Jane Leland Stanford Middle School and acted as a volunteer in the Brain Day activity. I helped the middle school students know more about brain anatomy, brain function, animal brain comparison and how science looks like. Greatly appreciate this opportunity to help me bridge the gap between researchers and the cute students whose curiosity also inspire and refresh me.

    Location

    Jane Leland Stanford Middle School

  • Captain of Lightening Storm, Winner of Stanford Intramural Volleyball League Division 1-2020, Stanford University (1/22/2020 - 3/3/2020)

    Captain of Lightening Storm, Winner of Stanford Intramural Volleyball League Division 1-2020, Opposite Spiker

    Location

    Stanford University

  • Cofounder of Case Crossover COVID-19 Science Communication Platform, Harvard University (3/23/2020 - Present)

    This platform is cofounded by Harvard Healthcare Club (Student association at Harvard School of Public Health), ZML Lab (A platform founded by Xianghao Zhan at Stanford University) and JHU Chinese Public Health Forum (Student organization of JHU School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University)

    Location

    Harvard University

Personal Interests


In my spare time, I love playing volleyball, badminton, tennis and singing. I have award-winning experiences respecting these four hobbies in my undergraduate life. You could find me if planning to play volleyball, beach volleyball, badminton and tennis or if you plan to go karaoke. Meanwhile, I am keen and passionate in languages. I love communicating with different people in English, doing C-E bilingual translation and I am currently learning Spanish for half a year. With these interests, I am really eager to make more friends here on Stanford Campus.

Research Interests


  • Brain and Learning Sciences
  • Data Sciences
  • Literacy and Language

All Publications


  • An Optimized Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Dendrobium Classification Based on Electronic Nose Sensors and Actuators A: Physical Wang, Y., Diao, J., Wang, Z., Zhan, X., Zhang, B., Li, N., Li, G. 2020; 302
  • An electronic nose-based assistive diagnostic prototype for lung cancer detection with conformal prediction Measurement Zhan, X., Wang, Z., Yang, M., Luo, Z., Wang, Y., Li, G. 2020
  • Particle Trapping with Modulated Acoustic Wave 2019 Chinese Automation Congress Zhan, X., Li, N., Stevenson, A. C., Li, G., Hu, R. 2019
  • Discrimination between Alternative Herbal Medicines from Different Categories with the Electronic Nose SENSORS Zhan, X., Guan, X., Wu, R., Wang, Z., Wang, Y., Li, G. 2018; 18 (9)

    Abstract

    As alternative herbal medicine gains soar in popularity around the world, it is necessary to apply a fast and convenient means for classifying and evaluating herbal medicines. In this work, an electronic nose system with seven classification algorithms is used to discriminate between 12 categories of herbal medicines. The results show that these herbal medicines can be successfully classified, with support vector machine (SVM) and linear discriminant analysis (LDA) outperforming other algorithms in terms of accuracy. When principal component analysis (PCA) is used to lower the number of dimensions, the time cost for classification can be reduced while the data is visualized. Afterwards, conformal predictions based on 1NN (1-Nearest Neighbor) and 3NN (3-Nearest Neighbor) (CP-1NN and CP-3NN) are introduced. CP-1NN and CP-3NN provide additional, yet significant and reliable, information by giving the confidence and credibility associated with each prediction without sacrificing of accuracy. This research provides insight into the construction of a herbal medicine flavor library and gives methods and reference for future works.

    View details for DOI 10.3390/s18092936

    View details for Web of Science ID 000446940600195

    View details for PubMedID 30181445

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC6165400

  • NU-WAY, an Application of Numerical Methods in Campus Running Route Evaluation Zhan Xianghao, Yang Xikai, Zhang Jianming, IEEE IEEE. 2018: 798–803