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 am a final year Ph.D. candidate in 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’m graduating in 2024 and am actively seeking a tenure-track faculty position. 

Research Overview



Rice University

Texas A&M University

Tsinghua University

News (2024)

News (2023)


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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