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
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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.

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

Student Mentorships

  • Wentao WANG, (from 2015, Sichuan University); Research Topic: Data Exploration
  • Hang SHEN, (from 2015, Sichuan University); Research Topic: Distributed Machine Learning Platform
  • Yilan ZHANG, (from 2015, Sichuan University); Research Topic: Data Visualization
  • Jiahao Zhang, (from 2016, Jilin University); Research Topic: Spatial Database
  • Xinxun ZENG, (from 2017, SUSTech); Research Topic: TBC
  • Shiqi ZHANG, (from 2017, SUSTech); Research Topic: TBC
Alumni: I had the pleasure of working with you.
  • 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 (TA)
  • COMP6831, Advanced Computer Algorithms, Fall 2015, PhD Level, HKPolyU
  • COMP5151, Advanced Database Systems, Spring 2016, Postgraduate Level, HKPolyU
  • COMP5111, Database Management and System, Fall 2014, Postgraduate Level, HKPolyU
  • COMP328, Programming language, Spring 2014, Undergraduate Level, HKPolyU
  • COMP327, Data Structure and Algorithms II, Fall 2013, Undergraduate Level,HKPolyU
  • Operating System, Fall 2010,2011, Undergraduate Level, Sichuan University

Professional Activities
  • 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'2017)
  • External Reviewer for International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB'2017, demo track)
  • 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 SIGMOD Student Travel Award, (SIGMOD'2017)
  • Postgraduate Scholarships by PolyU HK, (2013-2017)
  • IBM Fellowship (IBM中国优秀学生), for Excellent Chinese Computer Science Students (2011-2012)
  • Baogang Fellowship (宝钢奖学金), for 8 Most Excellent Students in Sichuan University (2010)
  • National Scholarship (国家奖学金), for top 1% students in Sichuan University (2011-2012)
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