Professor Tang has extensive industrial and research experiences in CAD/CAM and design and manufacturing automation software development. Before joining HKUST in June 2001, he had been a senior software specialist for ten years at Applicon Inc., U.S.A., with major responsibilities including technical analysis, algorithms design, and code implementation of solid modeling and NC software.

Teaching Activities

  • MECH1901 Automotive Engineering
  • MECH4740 Numerical  Methods in Engineering

Research Interests

Solid Modeling
Robust and gouge-free tool path generation algorithms for multi-axis NC machining
Feature recognition
Modeling of sculptured and deformable objects especially garment
Motion planning in robotics
Computational algorithms and methodologies in bioengineering
Application of neural networks


Research Projects

  • 5-axis tool path generation from the perspective of minimizing the dynamic loading on the machine’s rotary axes and local gouging - 01/09/2009 - 31/08/2011
  • A New MRG Algorithm for 3D Shape Matching 01/09/2007 - 31/08/2009
  • A unified tool path planning algorithm for 5-axis sculptured surface machining based on variational energy minimization - 01/09/2005 - 31/08/2007
  • Next generation online multimedia collaboration system - 01/12/2004 - 30/11/2006