TJ Zhang, PhD

Calgary Police Commission

Commissioner Zhang is a cybersecurity and privacy expert and an active community leader who joined the Commission in November 2018. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Calgary and has extensive experience in research, development and consulting. His work in cybersecurity and privacy has been published and presented at international conferences and local business media.

Commissioner Zhang currently has two Lieutenant Governor in Council of Alberta board appointments – to the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission Board, and the Council of the College of Alberta Dental Assistants. He is also a Senator in the University of Calgary Senate.

Past board positions include the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Alberta, the Calgary Security Professionals Information Exchange Society, Chair of Calgary’s Livery Transport Advisory Committee, vice-president (Finance and Services) of the Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Calgary, Calgary representative of the Alberta Graduate Council, trustee of the Campus Trust, and vice-president internal of Junior Chamber International Calgary.