Hao Tang

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Associate Professor
Computer Information Systems

EMAIL: htang@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: F-0930N

Office Hours:

Phone: +1 (212) 220-1479

Professor Hao Tang has taught courses in Computer Information Systems at BMCC since 2011. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has funded one of his most recent research projects, focused on developing computer software that will measure crowd distribution and density. In this project, Professor Tang worked closely with researchers at the Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA) at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey.
Professor Tang has encouraged BMCC students to take part in his research projects, and has guided students in presenting their research findings related to software development in poster sessions through the CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP).
His interests in 3D computer modeling, visualization of large-scale scenes, mobile vision and navigation have led him to participate in research projects like Smart Sampling, a project that used stereovision to help the visually impaired. A similar project led by Professor Tang is “Stereovision-Based 3D Planar Surface Estimation for Wall-Climbing Robots,” in which he used computer vision to create a program that would allow wall-climbing robots to acclimate to a surface based on its orientation, surface and area.
Professor Tang was a 2013 Best Paper award nominee at the IEEE International Conference on multimedia and Expo. That year, he also won, as co-advisor, Second Place for the Dean’s Prize of the CCNY Kaylie Entrepreneurship Competition for GesTherapy using hand gesture-based therapy to remodel physical rehabilitation. In 2016, he was a nominee for the H. Robert Schroeder Best Paper Award at the IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference.


3D Computer Modeling, Visualization of Large-Scale Scene, Image Understanding, Video Mining, Mobile Vision and Navigation and the applications in assistive technology for the blind


  • Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center, Computer Science,

Courses Taught

CSC 331 (Data Structures)

Research and Projects


  • F. Hu, H. Tang, T. Alexander, Z. Zhu, “Computer Vision Techniques to Assist Visually Impaired People to Navigate in an Indoor Environment”, Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare,Elsevier
  • Edgardo Molina, Wai Khoo and Hao Tang and Zhigang Zhu, Registration of Video Images,Theory and Applications of Image Registration, http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119171717.html,Wiley Press

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • DHS S&T Research Grant, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2016
  • Faculty Development Grant, BMCC, CUNY, 2016
  • Summer Research Team Award, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2015
  • The Best Paper Award Finalist, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2013

Additional Information

Professor Tang’s research grants and projects include:

National Science Foundation Research Grant, “SCC-Planning: Integrative Research and Community Engagement for Smart and Accessible Transportation Hub (SAT-Hub)”, Senior Personnel, with faculty in CCNY and Rutgers University, 2017-2018.

Department of Homeland Security Research Grant, “Verification of Crowd Behavior Simulation by Video Analysis”, PI, 3/2016-12/2017

Faculty Development Grant, “Accurate Indoor 3D Model Generation by Integrating Architectural Floor Plan and RGBD Images”, PI, 4/2016-4/2017

PSC-CUNY Research Award, PI, research project: “Indoor Map Learning for the Visually Impaired”, PI, 2017-2018

CUNY C.C. Research Grant, “Mobile Indoor Navigation for the Blind”, Single-PI, 9/2016-9/2017

CUNY Innovations in Language Education (ILE) Grants, “Microlearning Based Mobile Game for Mandarin Learning and Assessment”, Co-PI, 2016-2017