Professor Tang obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Peking University in 1984, followed by a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Leeds in 1989. He has long served in Canada and Hong Kong in various key roles, from Head of the Department of Mathematics, Dean of Science, to Associate Vice-President. From 2015 to 2019, he was appointed as the Vice-President and Provost at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). From 2019 to present, he has been the President of Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC).
Professor Tang was widely known for his expertise in the fields of computational mathematics and computational fluid dynamics. He was awarded the Feng Kang Prize for Scientific Computing, the Natural Science Award by the Ministry of Education of China, and the National Natural Science Award of China. In 2018, he was invited to deliver an invited lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM’18).
Professor Tang currently serves as Associate Editor of SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (since 2023), Editor-in-Chief of Numerical Mathematics: Theory Methods and Applications (since 2017), Managing Editor of Communications in Computational Physics (since 2006), Associate Editor of Journal of Computational Physics (since 2003), and Journal of Scientific Computing (since 2000). He was also in the editorial board of SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (2002-2010) and Mathematics of Computation (2006-2013).
Professor Tang was elected as a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017 and a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences in 2022. He was also elected as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and a Fellow of the China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
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Long a faculty member at Simon Fraser University, Canada, between 1990 and 1998, Professor Tao Tang subsequently served at Hong Kong Baptist University from 1998 to 2015, in a variety of key roles, from Head of the Department of Mathematics, Dean of Science, Director of Graduate School, to Associate Vice-President.
Before joining UIC as the President, Professor Tang was the Vice-president and Provost at the Southern University of Science and Technology as well as its Chair Professor of Mathematics.
Honors and Awards
2022: Fellow of European Academy of Sciences
2018: Invited Speaker of International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM)
2017: Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2017: Fellow of American Mathematical Society (AMS)
2016: Second Prize of 2016 National Natural Science Award
2012: Fellow of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
2008-2012: President, Hong Kong Mathematical Society
2007: First Prize in Natural Science Awards by Ministry of Education
2007: National Nature Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars
2005: Changjiang Chair Professor, the Ministry of Education, China