Zonghua Gu was born in 1972 in China. He received his doctorate in 2004 in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA. Before joining Umeå University in 2018, he worked as a faculty member in Zhejiang University (2009-2018), and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China (2005-2009).
He also worked as August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 2017. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Systems Architecture (Elsevier).