Welcome to Tony's personal website

My name is Tony Zhang. I’m a second-year PhD student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, working under the guidance of Manos Kapritsos. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Compueter Science and Mathematics from Cornell University in 2018! 🎓 Between Cornell and UMich, I was a software engineer at Oracle.


  • Eli Goldweber, Nuda Zhang, Manos Kapritsos, Brief Announcement: On the Significance of Consecutive Ballots in Paxos, 39th ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2020) link


Current leisure pursuits:

  • Snowboarding 🏂
  • Running 🏃‍♂️
  • Photography 📷

Books that I recommend 📚:

  • All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
    • Simply a perfect piece of prose.
  • Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell
    • An intuitive and comprehensive guide to economic thinking for the uninitiated.
  • Catch-22, Joseph Heller
    • I have seen first hand the absurdities that happens in the military. This book sums it up with satirical humor.

Profile last updated on: 28 August 2020