Bo Tang (唐 博), PhD.

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology

Office: 1012, A7, Nanshan iPark, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


Bo Tang received the PhD Degree in the Department of Computing at the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was a member of Database Research Group. He was supervised by Dr. Ken Yiu. Before that, he obtained his BEng degree in computer science from Sichuan University.

Research Statement

My research interests are in the area of data management (i.e., similarity search on high dimensional data, data exploration techniques on multi-dimensional dataset). In particular, I focus on improving query time efficiency and query result accuracy. I do research because I really enjoy it. Especially, I want to do top research works which will make a difference to our life.

Publications (Code, data and supplementary materials, e.g., slides, posters, are available via email request)

Student Supervision

  • Dongping Zhang, (from 2018, Sichuan University); Research Topic: Data Market
  • Long XIANG, (from 2017, SUSTech University); Research Topic: Information Retrieval
  • Hang SHEN, (from 2015, Sichuan University); Research Topic: Distributed Machine Learning Platform
  • Yilan ZHANG, (from 2015, Sichuan University); Research Topic: Data Visualization
Alumni: I had the pleasure of working with you.
  • Jiahao Zhang, (2016-2017, Jilin University, ACM-ICPC Asia Regional Contest 2nd Place); Currently: RA at Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Wen LI, (2016, Visiting student from Sichuan Univ.; Currently: Master Student at Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Kai WANG, (2015, Visiting student from Zhejiang Univ.; Currently: PhD Student at University of New South Wales)

Teaching Courses
  • CS302, Operating System, Spring 2018, Undergraduate Level, SUSTech, Lecturer
  • CS203, Data Structure and Algorithm Analysis, Fall 2017, Undergraduate Level, SUSTech, Lecturer
  • COMP6831, Advanced Computer Algorithms, Fall 2015, PhD Level, HKPolyU, (TA)
  • COMP5151, Advanced Database Systems, Spring 2016, Postgraduate Level, HKPolyU, (TA)
  • COMP5111, Database Management and System, Fall 2014, Postgraduate Level, HKPolyU, (TA)
  • COMP328, Programming language, Spring 2014, Undergraduate Level, HKPolyU, (TA)
  • COMP327, Data Structure and Algorithms II, Fall 2013, Undergraduate Level, HKPolyU, (TA)
  • Operating System, Fall 2010,2011, Undergraduate Level, Sichuan University, (TA)

    I am the coach of the SUSTech programming team since Fall 2017. Contact me if you are interested in solving challenging algorithmic problems. You can visit many wonderful cities for free :)

Professional Activities
  • Reviewer for APWeb-WAIM 2018
  • Subreviewer for International Conference on Database System For Advanced Applications (DASFAA'2018)
  • Reviewer for World Wide Web Journal (WWWJ)
  • Reviewer for ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP)
  • Reviewer for ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM'2017, short paper)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (IEEE TKDE)
  • Reviewer for Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD'2017)
  • External Reviewer for International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB'2017, demo track)
  • External Reviewer for International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT'2018)
  • External Reviewer for International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'2016,2015,2014)
  • External Reviewer for SIGSPATIAL'2014,2015, CIKM'2014, SSDBM'2014, SSTD'2015, DASFAA'2015

Representative Awards
  • ACM-ICPC Asia Regional Contest Bronze Medal, coach (Qingdao'2017)
  • ACM SIGMOD Student Travel Award, (SIGMOD'2017)
  • Postgraduate Scholarships by PolyU HK, (2013-2017)
  • IBM Fellowship, for Excellent Chinese Computer Science Students (2011-2012)
  • Baosteel Fellowship, for 8 Most Excellent Students in Sichuan University (2010)
  • National Scholarship, for top 1% students in Sichuan University (2011-2012)