Prof. Tao TANG is Chair Professor of Mathematics at Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Peking University in 1984. He pursued his further studies at the University of Leeds and received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics in 1989. From 1990 to1998, he was a faculty member of Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University. He joined Hong Kong Baptist University in 1999, serving as Associate Professor (1999-2001) and Professor (2001-2003) of Mathematics.
Prof. Tang’s research interests include computational fluid dynamics, scientific computation and numerical solution of partial differential equations. In recent years, his research focuses on adaptive grid methods, high-order methods and numerical analysis. Since 1990, Prof. Tang has received a wide range of research grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of UK (EPSRC) and the National Science Foundation of PRC.
Prof. Tang has conducted international collaboration with foreign research partners in some eminent institutions, including the University of Washington, Brown University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and ETH Zurich etc. In recent years, he has successively established closer partnership with research colleagues from Peking University, Fudan University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (Beijing), Xiangtan University and so on. Prof. Tang was a member of International Research Team on Complex System of the Chinese Academy of Sciences during 2002-2005. From 2005 to 2009, he had been a Cheung Kong Chair Professor of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), under the Cheung Kong Scholars Program jointly established by Chinas Ministry of Education and Li Ka Shing Foundation of Hong Kong. In 2012, he was elected as an SIAM Fellow.
Author of more than 100 publications in top international journals, Prof. Tang has joined the editorial boards of several international journals on applied mathematics and computational physics including
Prof. Tang was awarded Leslie Fox Prize for numerical analysis in 1988 and Feng Kang Prize for scientific computing in 2003. He was named Distinguished Visiting Professor by Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences (AMSS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005. In 2007, he won National Outstanding Young Scientist Award. Together with his research partners of Peking University, he won the First Prize in the natural science category of the 2007 Tertiary Institutions Science Technology Awards presented by China’s Ministry of Education.
With solid supervisory and administrative experience, from 1999 to 2002, Prof. Tang acted as Program Director of MSc. in Scientific Computing of Hong Kong Baptist University, initiated by Prof. Huang Hong Ci. He was Head of Department of Mathematics during 2005-2008, Director of Graduate School of the university from 2002-2011, Associate Vice-President of the university since 2009, and Dean of Science from 2011.
Prof. Tang has been active in community services. He has been a board member of Chinese Computational Mathematics Society and the Hong Kong Mathematical Society. He has been a member of SIAM and of SIAM Committee on Section Activities (since 2006) and served one term as President of the East Asia SIAM section. From 2008 to 2012, he served as the President of the Hong Kong Mathematical Society.