Ruixiang (Ryan) Tang

Ruixiang (Ryan) Tang

Department of Computer Science

Rice University

Address: Duncan Hall 2090, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005 



About Me

I obtained my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University. My advisor is Prof. Xia Hu, who leads the DATA Lab and Rice and Rice D2K Lab. I obtained my bachelor’s degree from the Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, advised by Prof. Jiwen Lu.

My core research focus is in the realm of Trustworthy AI, a critical area that demands the infusion of trust throughout the AI lifecycle—from data acquisition and model development to deployment and user interaction. Within this overarching theme, I specialize in issues related to privacy, security, and explainability. Additionally, I collaborate closely with health informaticians from UTHealth and Baylor College of Medicine, leveraging AI to address critical challenges in healthcare

Recently, the emergence of  Large Language Models (LLMs) like GPT-4, brings new and complex challenges to the trustworthiness of AI. My long-term objective is to develop computational regulatory frameworks for these generative AI systems to prevent potential misuse and ensure their responsible utilization.

I will join the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor.

Recruiting 2025 Fall Ph.D. students and research interns! I’m actively looking for strong and motivated students. If you are interested in working with me, please feel free to email me. Please check here for more details.

Research Overview



Rice University

Texas A&M University

Tsinghua University

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Research Experiences

Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, May. 2023 - Aug. 2023

Microsoft Research, Remote, May. 2022 - Aug. 2022

Adobe Research, Remote, May. 2021 - Aug. 2021

Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China, Mar. 2019 - May. 2019

Duke University, Durham, NC, May. 2018 - Aug. 2018