Prof. Tong YANG (楊彤)

PhD – University of California, Davis, USA

Chair Professor

Prof. Tong YANG

Contact Information

Office: P6505 Academic 1
Phone: +852 3442-9819
Fax: +852 3442-0250
CityU: Scholars
ORCID iD: 000-0001-9807-7230
Scopus Author ID: 56210307100
Link: Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Kinetic Theory

Tong Yang received his BSc and MSc degrees from Zhongshan Univeristy (Sun Yat-sen University) in 1987 and 1990, respectively. He furthered his studies at University of California, Davis where he obtained his PhD in 1993. After one year post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, he joined the City University of Hong Kong in 1994 and was promoted to Chair professor of Mathematics in 2007. He was the Head of Department of Mathematics at City University of Hong Kong from 2012 to 2018. He was elected to be a member of European Academy of Sciences in 2018, The World Academy of Sciences in 2021 and The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences in 2021. He was elected to be American Mathematical Society Fellow in 2021.

The awards and honours that he has received include the inaugural Senior Research Fellow by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong in 2020, the Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science and Technology, First Prize) by Ministry of Education Higher Education of China in 2019, the 2nd class State Natural Science Award of China in 2012, the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship in 2011, the Changjiang Chair Professorship by the Ministry of Education of China in 2005, the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2004 and the Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics in the first ICCM in 1998.

He has been working in the fields of partial differential equations and kinetic theory. He served as one of the editors-in-chief of Analysis and Applications from 2013 to 2017, and is one of the founding editors-in-chief of Kinetic and Related Models launched in 2008. He also serves on the editorial board of several international journals including the Bulletin and Journal of London Mathematical Society, SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis. He was the President of Hong Kong Mathematical Society from 2016 to 2020.