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Zhe Bai

Zhe (Eliza) Bai
Postdoctoral Scholar
Computing Sciences Area
Phone: +1 (510) 486-4294
1 Cyclotron Road
M/S 59R3103
Berkeley, CA 94720

Zhe Bai is a postdoctoral scholar in the Computing Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research interests lie in the area of sparse sampling and model order reduction, including compressed sensing, machine learning and large-scale computation and simulation. Cultivated interdisciplinary research and collaborations spanning the fields of engineering and applied mathematics, her work involves data-driven modeling that leverages advanced data science techniques to understand, estimate and control high-dimensional physical systems.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2018.
  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, 2017.
  • M.S., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, 2013.
  • B.S., Thermal Energy & Power Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2011.

Previous Appointments

  • Research Assistant, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
  • Research Intern, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA.
  • Research Assistant, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Gregory Wallace, Zhe Bai, Robbie Sadre, Talita Perciano, Nicola Bertelli, Syun'ichi Shiraiwa, Wes Bethel, John Wright, "Towards fast and accurate predictions of radio frequency power deposition and current profile via data-driven modelling: applications to lower hybrid current drive", Journal of Plasma Physics, August 18, 2022, 88:895880401, doi: 10.1017/S0022377822000708

M. Avaylon, R. Sadre, Z. Bai, T. Perciano, "Adaptable Deep Learning and Probabilistic Graphical Model System for Semantic Segmentation", Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learnin, March 31, 2022, 2:288--302, doi: 10.54364/AAIML.2022.1119

Zhe Bai, Liqian Peng, "Non-intrusive nonlinear model reduction via machine learning approximations to low-dimensional operators", Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences, 2021, 8:28, doi: 10.1186/s40323-021-00213-5

Zhe Bai, N. Benjamin Erichson, Muralikrishnan Gopalakrishnan Meena, Kunihiko Taira, Steven L. Brunton, "Randomized methods to characterize large-scale vortical flow networks", PLOS ONE Journal, 2019, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225265

Zhe Bai, Eurika Kaiser, Joshua L. Proctor, J. Nathan Kutz, Steven L. Brunton, "Dynamic mode decomposition for compressive system identification", AIAA Journal, 2019, 58:2, doi: 10.2514/1.J057870

Zhe Bai, Thakshila Wimalajeewa, Zachary Berger, Guannan Wang, Mark Glauser, Pramod K Varshney, "Low-dimensional approach for reconstruction of airfoil data via compressive sensing", AIAA Journal, April 2015, 53:4, doi: 10.2514/1.J053287

Book Chapters

Zhe Bai, Steven L. Brunton, Bingni W. Brunton, J. Nathan Kutz, Eurika Kaiser, Andreas Spohn, Bernd R. Noack, "Data-driven methods in fluid dynamics: Sparse classification from experimental data", Book, (Springer: 2017) Pages: 323--342 doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-41217-7_17