Professor TANG Tao received his BSc in Mathematics from Peking University in 1984 and obtained a PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from Leeds University 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. 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, Professor Tang was the Department Head of of Mathematics, Director of Graduate School, Associate Vice-President, and Dean of Science.
He was appointed Vice President for Research by SUSTech in May 2015.