Diana Zhang is a multi-award winning scholar, STEM ambassador and professional musician
Diana is a multi-award-winning scholar, STEM ambassador, and professional musician. She completed her PhD at UNSW Sydney where she investigated the use of machine learning and analytical approaches to improve disease diagnosis.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Diana collaborated with Boston University to develop an artificial intelligence tool that can detect Parkinson’s disease from blood analysis with up to 96% accuracy. In 2022, Diana was one of six young Australians invited to present their research at the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany. She has co-authored over a dozen peer-reviewed publications in leading analytical chemistry and music psychology journals.
Diana is passionate about growing female leadership and representation in STEM and entrepreneurship. She has conducted over 85 science workshops across NSW and ACT and is currently a Board Director of the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association. She has previously served as a Board Director of Science & Technology Australia, the nation’s peak body in science and technology.
In 2023, Diana received the AmCham Ambassador’s Award for her dedication to scientific research, STEM advocacy, and public outreach. She is a 2023 NSW Young Woman of the Year Finalist and has appeared in over 100 media outlets worldwide including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, SBS, Channel 10, ABC, SkyNews, and The Conversation.
Diana is available for speaking and consulting engagements about STEM. Please use the contact form to get in touch
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