Chair Professor School of Sciences

Professor TANG Tao received his BSc in Mathematics from Peking University in 1984 and received a PhD degree in Applied Mathematics in 1989.

From 1990 to 1998, he was a faculty member of Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University and was granted tenure in 1996. He joined Hong Kong Baptist University in 1998, and was promoted to Chair Professor in 2003.

He was awarded the Leslie Fox Prize for numerical analysis in 1988 and the Feng Kang Prize for scientific computing in 2003. From 2005 to 2009, he was Cheung Kong Chair Professor appointed by the Ministry of Education, and in 2012, he was elected as a SIAM Fellow for his "contributions to computational fluid dynamics and in particular, development of adaptive algorithms".

While at Hong Kong Baptist University, Prof. Tang was the Head of the Department of Mathematics , Director of Graduate School of the university, Associate Vice-President and Dean of Science.

He was appointed Vice President for Research by SUSTech in May 2015.

Personal Profile


Research Interests:

◆ Computational Mathematics

◆ Numerical Methods for PDEs

◆ Spectral Methods, Adaptive grid methods
Working Experience:

◆ 2015 --             Chair Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

◆ 2003 -- 2015,   Chair Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University

◆ 1998 -- 2003,   Associate Professor/Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University

◆ 1990 -- 1998,   Assistant Professor/Associate Professor,  Simon Fraser University
Honors and Professional Experience:

◆ 1988: Leslie Fox Prize for numerical analysis

◆ 2003: Feng Kang Prize for Scientific Computing

◆ 2007: National Nature Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars 

◆ 2007: First Prize in natural science category of Tertiary Institutions Science and Technology Awards by Ministry of Education

◆ 2008-2012: President, Hong Kong Mathematical Society

◆ 2012: SIAM Fellow

◆ 2016: Second Prize of 2016 National Natural Science Award
Editorial Board: 

◆ SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (2002-2010)

◆ Journal of Computational Mathematics (2006-)

◆ Journal of Computational Physics (2003-)

◆ Mathematics of Computation (2006-2013)

◆ Computers and Fluids (2003-2014)

◆ Journal of Scientific Computing (2006-)

◆ Communications in Computational Physics (Managing Editor)

◆ Frontiers of Mathematics in China (Associate Editor-in-Chief)

◆ Numerical Mathematics: Theory, Methods and Applications (Editor-in-Chief, 2016)

◆ Mathematical Culture (Editor-in-Chief, 2010-)
Publication List:

◆ X. Feng, T. Tang and J. Yang,
Long time numerical simulations for phase-field problems using p-adaptive spectral deferred correction methods, SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 37 (2015), A271-A294.

◆ T. Tang and T. Zhou,
On discrete least square projection in unbounded domain with random evaluations and its application to parametric uncertainty quantification, SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 36(5) 2014, A2272-A2295.

◆ Zhonghua Qiao, Zhengru Zhang, and Tao Tang,
An adaptive time-stepping strategy for the molecular beam epitaxy models, SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 33 (2011), 1395-1414.

◆ Yanping Chen and T. Tang,
Convergence analysis of the Jacobi spectral-collocation methods for Volterra integral equations with a weakly singular kernel, Math. Comp. 79 (2010), 147-167.

◆ Chuanju Xu and T. Tang,
Stability analysis of large time-stepping methods for epitaxial growth models, SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 44 (2006), 1759-1779.

◆ H. P. Ma, W. W. Sun, and T. Tang,
Hermite spectral methods with a time-dependent scaling for parabolic equations in unbounded domains, SIAM J. Numer. Anal.43 (2005), no. 1, 58-75.

◆ H.-Z. Tang and T. Tang,
Adaptive mesh methods for one- and two-dimensional hyperbolic conservation laws, SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 41 (2003), no. 2, 487-515.

◆ R. Li, W.-B. Lin, H. P. Ma, and T. Tang,
Adaptive finite element approximation for distributed elliptic optimal control problems, SIAM J. Control Optim. 41 (2002), 1321-1349.

◆ R. Li, T. Tang, and P.-W. Zhang,
Moving mesh methods in multiple dimensions based on harmonic maps, J. Comput. Phys. 170 (2001), 562-588.

◆ T. Tang and M. R. Trummer,
Boundary layer resolving pseudospectral methods for singular perturbation problems, SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 17 (1996), 430-438.

◆ M. Li, T. Tang, and B. Fornberg,
A compact fourth order finite difference scheme for steady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations, Internat. J. Numer. Methods Fluids 20 (1995), 1137-1151.

◆ T. Tang and Z. H. Teng,
The sharpness of Kuznetsov's O( sqrt Delta x) L1-error estimate for monotone difference schemes, Math. Comp. 64 (1995), 581-589.

◆ T. Tang,
The Hermite spectral method for Gaussian type functions, SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 14 (1993), 594-606.

◆ Spectral Methods: Algorithms, Analysis and Applications 
(Springer, 2011; by Jie Shen, Tao Tang and L-L Wang) 

◆ Mathematical Writing in English
(Higher education press: by Tao Tang and Jiu Ding, 2013)


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