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Yu Tang

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Yu Tang

Doctoral Student

E: yu.tang (at)

Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD


I am a PhD student at Oxford University, working with Prof. Dan Olteanu. My study is generously funded by VADA.

I earned my MPhil degree from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), advised by Prof. Nikos Mamoulis and Prof. Reynold Cheng. In the past, I was also with EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne), QCRI (Qatar Computing Research Institute), and Microsoft Research Asia.

Research Interests

I am interested in both foundational and systems aspects of Databases and Data Management. The aim of my research is to build practical data management systems (preferably with theoretical foundations) that make use of data at scale.


Selected Awards

  • Contests:
    • Gold Medal (5th place), 34th ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, Asia Regional.
    • Gold Medal (7th place), 35th ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, Asia Regional.
  • Scholarships:
    • Professor Ram Kumar Travel Fellowship, ICDE 2016.
    • VLDB Travel Fellowship, VLDB 2014.
    • Postgraduate Scholarships (full tuition and stipend), University of Hong Kong.

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer (invited):
    • ACM SIGMOD Reproducibility: 2015.
    • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (IEEE TKDE): 2015, 2014, 2013.
  • External Reviewer:
    • Conference: SIGMOD '15, VLDB '13, ICDE '14/'13, EDBT '15, KDD '14/'13, CIKM '12, ICDM '12, SDM '14/'13.
    • Journal: VLDB Journal '13, IEEE TKDE '14/'13.