Mu Zhu

Data Scientist, eBay


I was born in Beijing, China and received my BS degree from Tsinghua University in 2009. Now I am in Civil Engineering Department JHU pursuing a PhD degree.

I like music, sports and traveling. In my spare time, I like to play basketball, tennis, swimming as well as piano.

Dr. Mu Zhu  is now a business-minded Data Science specialist with a demonstrated ability to deliver valuable insights through data mining and machine learning. Skilled in computer programming with hands-on experiences in developing end-to-end data-driven products.

Research Interests

Genetic Algorithms for structural optimization
Manufacturing restrictions in topology optimization
Large-scale structures
Topology Optimization for Structural Dynamics


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2015)
M.S.E., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2010)
B.S. Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University (2009)

Journal Publications

H.Y. Lee, M. Zhu, J.K. Guest,  Topology optimization for multi-axis machining constraints using projection methods, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 390  (2022) 114464.
M. Zhu, Y. Yang, J.K. Guest, M.D. Shields,  Topology optimization for linear stationary stochastic dynamics: Applications to frame structures, Structural Safety 67  (2017) 116-131.
Y. Yang, M. Zhu, M.D. Shields, J.K. Guest,  Topology optimization of continuum structures subjected to filtered white noise stochastic excitations, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 324  (2017) 438-456.
A.P. Thrall, M. Zhu, J.K. Guest, I. Paya-Zaforteza, S. Adriaenssens,  Structural optimization of deploying structures composed of linkages, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 28 (3) (2014) 04014010.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations