*Chair Professor *
Department of Mathematics

Professor TANG Tao obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Peking University in 1984, followed by a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Leeds in 1989. He was elected as Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017.

He taught at the University of Simon Fraser in Canada from 1990 to 1998 and obtained tenure there. He 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. In May 2015, Professor Tang was appointed Vice-President of SUSTech as well as chair professor in the Department of Mathematics. He had been the Provost of SUSTech from 2018 to 2019. In February 2019, he became the Executive Director of SUSTech International Center for Mathematics.

### Personal Profile

Professor TANG Tao obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Peking University in 1984, followed by a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Leeds in 1989. He was elected as Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. He taught at the University of Simon Fraser in Canada from 1990 to 1998 and obtained tenure there. He 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. In May 2015, Professor Tang was appointed Vice-President of SUSTech as well as chair professor in the Department of Mathematics. He had been the Provost of SUSTech from 2018 to 2019. In February 2019, he became the Executive Director of SUSTech International Center for Mathematics.

**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 Awards by Ministry of Education

2008-2012: President, Hong Kong Mathematical Society

2012: SIAM Fellow

2016: Second Prize of 2016 National Natural Science Award

2017: Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

2017: AMS Fellow

2018: Invited Speaker of International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM)

**Research**

Computational Mathematics

Numerical Methods for PDEs

Spectral Methods, Adaptive grid methods

**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.

## Research

Computational Mathematics

Numerical Methods for PDEs

Spectral Methods, Adaptive grid methods

## Publications Read More

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.

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The SUSTech International Center for Mathematics, officially established on February 22, 2019, is a scientific research center funded by Shenzhen Municipal Government and located in Southern University of Science and Technology. The Director is Fields Medalist Efim Zelmanov. It aims to advance scientific research in pure mathematics as well as applied and computational mathematics in Shenzhen, the Pearl River Delta region and beyond. The Center will focus on important research fields in both pure and applied mathematics. Its primary goal is to promote the basic research in mathematics and advance interdisciplinary research of mathematics in life science, information science, engineering, and finance, etc.

The governing of the Center will be in accordance with international standards for major international mathematics centers. It provides first-class research environment for researchers and visitors alike, hosting annual thematic programs and focused research groups. We welcome more talents to join us and work together.

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