Kevin Tang

A. Kevin Tang

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Frank H T Rhodes Hall, Room 337


Kevin Tang joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell in 2007 where he is now a professor. During the 2006-2007 academic year, he was a junior fellow with the Social and Information Sciences Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from Caltech in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Applied and Computational Mathematics in 2006. From 2016 to 2019, he served as Director of Graduate Studies for Cornell ECE.

Research Interests

Professor Tang is broadly interested in networks. His current focus is on control and optimization of computer networks. He also does research in control theory, optimization theory and game theory. 

Teaching Interests

  • ECE 3100 Introduction to Probability and Inference for Random Signals and Systems
  • ECE 4450 Computer Networks and Telecommunications
  • ECE 4800 Optimal Systems Analysis and Design
  • ECE 5800 Control and Optimization of Information Networks
  • ECE 6990 Advanced Computer Networking


Selected Publications

  • Y. Bi and A. Tang, "Duality Gap Estimation via A Refined Shapley-Folkman Lemma", SIAM Journal on Optimization, 30(2): 1094-1118, 2020.
  • N. Wu and A. Tang, "End-to-end Network Throughput Optimization Through Last-mile Diversity", Proceedsings of CISS, 2018.
  • N. Michael and A. Tang. "HALO: Hop-by-hop Adaptive Link-State Optimal Routing". IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 23(6): 1862-1875, December 2015

Selected Awards and Honors

  • ACM Senior Member, 2019
  • IBM Faculty Award, 2018
  • First Place in AT&T SDN Network Design challenge, 2016
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2012
  • Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011


  • B.E. (Electronics Engineering), Tsinghua University, 1999
  • M.S. (Electronics Engineering), Tsinghua University, 2001
  • M.S. (Electrical Engineering), California Institute of Technology, 2002
  • Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), California Institute of Technology, 2006


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