On 8th September, 2016, the appointment of professor Zhang Feizhang from National Taiwan University being a Luojia Professor was held in the academic hall of State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering. President of School of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Huang Jiesheng hosted the appointment ceremony and Vice President of WHU Feng Youmei delivered a speech and awarded the appointment letter and the emblem of LuoJia Professor of WHU to Professor Zhang Feizhang. Vice Minister of Ministry of Personnel Jin Luan, Party Secretary Cheng Lianzhen, director of Hydro-Lab Lu Wenbo attended the ceremony.
In the appointment ceremony, firstly, President Huang Jiesheng introduced academic achievements of Professor Zhang Feizhang. Professor Guo Shenglian highlighted the cooperation experience and prospects for future cooperation. In addition, President of WHU Feng Youmei highly affirmed the cooperation between Prof. Zhang and Prof. Guo Shenglian and hoped that Professor Zhang would continue to support the teaching and research. After the ceremony, Prof. Zhang delivered a academic report " Explore the capability of Artificial Intelligence in learning complex Hydro-systems ".
Professor Zhang Feizhang got doctor's degree in Purdue University, engaged in research on applications of the development of artificial intelligence technology in hydrology and water resources. He has published more than 180 academic paper, of which 70 in SCI, and has made many academic achievements in this field.