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A. Kevin Tang

  • A. Kevin Tang
  • Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Address: Room 337 Frank H T Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-4803
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Kevin Tang joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell in 2007 where he is now an associate 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.

Research Interests

Prof. Tang is broadly interested in networks. The current focus is on control and optimization of engineering networks such as the Internet and power grids.

Teaching Interests

Prof. Tang taught ECE 3100 in the Fall of 2015 (59 students) and is teaching ECE 4450 in the Spring of 2016 (160 students right now).

Service Interests

In 2014-2016, Prof. Tang took several service roles including serving on the department graduate admission committee, college engineering admission advisory committee, as well as chairing the 14th International Symposium in Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad hoc and Wireless Networks.

Selected Publications

  • A. Kevin Tang, L. Andrew, K. Jacobsson, K. Johansson, H. Hjalmarsson, S. Low. 2010. "Queue Dynamics with Window Flow Control." IEEE/ACM Transacation on Networking 18 (5): 1422-1435.
  • A. Kevin Tang, D. Wei, S. Low, M. Chiang. 2010. "Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Congestion Control: Optimality and Stability." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 18 (3): 844-857.
  • A. Kevin Tang, J. Wang, S. Low, M. Chiang. 2007. "Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Congestion Control: Existence and Uniqueness." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 15 (4): 824-837.
  • A. Kevin Tang, J. Wang, S. Low. 2006. "Counter Intuitive Throughput Behaviors of Networks under End-to-end Control." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 14 (2): 355-368.
  • A. Kevin Tang, A. Tang, S. Low. 2004. "Understanding CHOKe: Throughput and Spatial Characteristics." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 12 (4): 694-707.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell Univeristy, College of Engineering) 2011
  • Young Investigator Award (Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)) 2011
  • First Place in AT&T SDN Network Design challenge (AT&T Inc) 2016
  • Young Investigator Award (Airforce Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)) 2012
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (The White House) 2012



  • BE (Electronics Engineering), Tsinghua University, 1999
  • MS (Electronics Engineering), Tsinghua University, 2001
  • MS (Electrical Engineering), California Institute of Technology, 2002
  • Ph D (Electrical Engineering), California Institute of Technology, 2006