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Prof Tao Tang talks on reliable prediction by mathematics and computing

HKBU Distinguished Lecture by Prof Tang Tao

Prof Tao Tang, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and President of BNU-HKBU United International College, delivered a distinguished lecture titled “Reliable Prediction by Mathematics and Computing” on 19 April 2022.


As the third leg of Science, joining theory and experiment, scientific computing has been playing an important role to understand the complex world. It is the target for the computational scientists to attack unsolvable problems by using advanced mathematical methods and high-performance technology. Prof Tang reviewed in his lecture the history of computing and discussed the current development and challenges in the field. He also demonstrated how mathematics is used to provide the basis for transformational advances in scientific computing.


The lecture was part of the HKBU Distinguished Lecture Series 2022 that aims to bring leading researchers from the field of interdisciplinary research to talk about current grand challenges. Co-organised by the Institute of Creativity (IoC) and the Research Office, the lecture attracted over hundred virtual audiences from the HKBU community.


About the Speaker


Prof Tang Tao is currently the President of Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC). He is a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and Fellow of the China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM). Widely known for his expertise in computational mathematics, in particular high-order methods and adaptive grid methods, Professor Tang was awarded the Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis, the Feng Kang Prize for Scientific Computing, First Prize in Natural Science by Ministry of Education, and Second Prize in the National Natural Science Award.  

About Institute of Creativity


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