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Professor Tang Receives Chinese Government Award

Bo Tang, assistant professor of computer science at the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, was recently recognized by the Chinese Government for achievement as an international student.

Tang, who joined Hofstra’s faculty in fall 2016 after completing his doctoral degree at the University of Rhode Island, was awarded the 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad.

This highly competitive award is presented annually by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to honor overseas Chinese students with outstanding academic accomplishments.  The award was established in 2003 by the China Scholarship Council, a non-profit agency affiliated with the country’s education ministry to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievements among Chinese students studying abroad.

“This award is the highest honor bestowed by the Chinese Government for overseas students and is not only an important recognition and reward for my research achievements so far, but it will also provide more opportunities and channels for me to reach even higher success in the future,” Dr. Tang said.

His research interests lie in the general areas of statistical machine learning, robotics, and big data analysis, as well as their applications in smart cities such as smart grid, smart healthcare and smart transportation systems.

Professor Tang will receive his award on April 28th 2017 at an award ceremony hosted at the Chinese Consulate General in New York.

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