Ministry of Education issues No.3 file about faculty dispatch letter on April 20, 2016, releasing a list of Chang Jiang Scholars Program in the year of 2015. Professor Zeng Zhigang of School of Automation is selected as a distinguished professor of Chang Jiang Scholars.

        After earning doctor of philosophy of Huazhong University of Science& Technology in 2003, Professor Zeng went to Chinese University of Hong Kong for post-doctoral degree. In 2008, he came to work in HUST and was rated as doctoral supervisor. In 2011, he was awarded as a young expert who has made prominent contributions in Hubei Province and was subsidized with national science fund for distinguished young scholars. He once went to University of Western Sydney and branch school of Texas A&M University for visiting research, and now he is the chief of key laboratory of graphic information processing and intelligent control of ministry of education.

        Professor Zeng is mainly engaged in modeling, analysis,control and application study of complex system. In recent year, subsidized by national science fund for distinguished young scholars, national 973 project and other important projects, he has studied asymptotic behavior(including stability, periodicity, dissipation, multi-attractor and domain of attraction), and the results of his research are mainly applied in associative memory of memristive system and prediction of system of disaster-changing of landslide. He has published over 100 academic papers included in SCI and his h-index in Google scholar is 33. Seventeen papers have been consecutively selected as ESI Highly Cited Papers. Besides, he acted as an editorial board member of six SCI international academic journals and Acta Automatica Sinica, such as IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics,  IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Cognitive Computation, Neural Networks and Applied Soft Computing, and a guest editor of five SCI international academic journals, including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Neural Computing & Applications, Neurocomputing, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems and Neural Processing Letters. He also organized eleven publications of academic journal albums included in SCI. He won first prize in nature science of Hubei Province, first prize of natural science prize in outstanding achievement award of scientific research among institutions of higher learning supported by Ministry of education and second prize in national award for science and technology progress.