Gang Tan

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Name:Gang Tan

Dr. Tan is a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department and also a co-hire at the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences of the Pennsylvania State University. He obtained his B.E. in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University.

His research interests are computer security, formal methods, and programming languages. He leads the Security of Software (SOS) Group (, which is broadly interested in applying compiler, programming language, and formal method techniques to improving computer security.

He currently serves on the DARPA ISAT study group. He has also received multiple awards, including a James F. Will Career Development Professorship, an NSF CAREER Award, two Google Research Awards, a Distinguished Reviewer Award at 2018 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, a Ruth and Joel Spira Excellence in Teaching Award at Penn State, and some best paper awards at academic conferences.

Country:United States
Affiliation:Pennsylvania State University
Research interests:computer security, formal methods, and programming languages


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