Gang Tan
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Associate Professor
James F. Will Career Development Professorship
Dept. of CSE, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Co-hire at Institute for Computational and Data Science (ICDS)
Penn State University, University Park

Affiliated with Institute for Networking and Security Research (video about INSR)

Brief Bio Dr. Tan is a James F. Will Career Development Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department and also a co-hire at the Institute for Cyberscience at 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 software security, programming languages, and formal methods. He leads the Security of Software (SOS) Group, which is broadly interested in applying programming-language and compiler techniques to improving computer security. He has received multiple awards, including an NSF CAREER Award, two Google Research Awards, a Distinguished Reviewer Award at 2018 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, an Outstanding Paper Award at CODASPY 2018, and a Ruth and Joel Spira Excellence in Teaching Award at Penn State.

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SOS group The Security of Software Group

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