Zhihao Lou

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Computer Science
University of Chicago
1101 E 57th St, Zoology 111
Chicago, IL 60637


University of Chicago

SUNY at Stony Brook

Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Current Project

Parallel Simulated Annealing Algorithm and Its Application in Gene Regulation Expression of Drosophila embryos.

Advised by Prof. J. Reinitz and Prof. R. Stevens


Teaching Assistant

Assistant System Administrator

Jul. 2011 to Sep. 2011
Ecology and Evolution Department
University of Chicago

Rotation Experiences

Investigation of Islet Morphostructual Function

Supervised by Prof. X. Wang and Prof. Y. Deng
Modeling on structural function of insulin secretion pattern of beta-cells and their inter-cellular signaling.

Platelet Activation in Mechanical Heart Valves

Supervised by Prof. D. Bluestein


  1. Z. Lou, R. Stevens, and J. Reinitz, A Scalable Parallel Simulated Annealing Algorithm, poster presented to 16th SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, Portland, OR (2014)


  1. Z. Lou and J. Reinitz, Parallel Simulated Annealing Using an Adaptive Resampling Interval, Parallel Computing, accepted (2016)
  2. Y. Deng and Z. Lou, Calculus IV: With Many Examples, Published by Copley Custom Textbook (2009)
  3. Y. Deng, A. Korobka, Z. Lou, and P. Zhang, Perspectives on Petascale Processing, KISTI Supercomputer, Vol 31, 37-59 (2008)
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