Chi Zhang Ph. D.

Chi  Zhang, Ph. D.

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Dr. Chi Zhang is currently teaching at the University of Pittsburgh and is collaborating with the Richtsmeier lab. He recently received his PhD in biological anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation research explores the potential of geometric morphometrics in capturing and identifying morphological detail of specimens commonly allocated to Homo erectus by using surface and curve semilandmarks. In particular, this research examines the influence of Procrustes superimposition on the quantification of hominin cranial morphology as well as the efficacy of using principle component analysis in visualizing morphological detail. He is also interested in 3D landmark methods, statistical shape analysis, craniofacial development and the role of developmental mechanisms in human evolution.