Jianzhong Cha is a Professor of Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU). He has been the Chair holder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the UNESCO Chair on Cooperation between Higher Engineering Education and Industries at BJTU since 2005. Prof. Cha is Vice-Chairman of University-Industry Liaison Committee of BJTU. He has been a Member of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education since 2009 and a Member of the Board of Directors of Group T-International Engineering College Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) since 2003.

He received the degrees of B.S. from Tsinghua University, M.S. from Tianjin University and Ph.D. from SUNY/Buffalo (USA). He worked for industry for more than 10 years.

Prof. Cha published over 400 academic papers and six books, advised and supervised more than 80 graduate students at Master and Doctoral level.