Dr. Chuan Yi Tang was installed as the 9th President of Providence University on July 30, 2010. In his acceptance speech, President Tang spoke of how the community and the Church are urged by Godˇ¦s love to cultivate and share intellectual resources. He stated that along with green chemistry, an emphasis on ecology, environmental protection, and cultural differences, we must always be guided by a holistic view of humanity. He also reminded his audience that ˇ§Providenceˇ¨ means ˇ§Godˇ¦s blessingˇ¨. We therefore pray that, as a team, we ensure a timely response to the pursuit of truth, unselfishly passing it on to our students and exhorting them to take right actions in improving their service to humankind. We ask God that all humanity will grow in loving relationship with a solid spirit of cooperation.
President Tang possesses extensive academic and administrative qualifications. He was the Dean of Academic Affairs in National Tsing-Hua University before becoming the president of the university. As the director of Recording Books Services Center for the Blind, National Tsing-Hua University he initiated the recording of 12,420 audio books and 75,471 volumes online that can downloaded with DAISY digital talking book service. This is currently the largest and richest collection of audio books of any library in Taiwan. It has opened rich domestic and diverse-learning channels for friends with visual disabilities.
Dr. Tang was a recipient of the Outstanding Research Award from the National Science Council, ROC; from Tsing-Hua University he received the Outstanding Teaching Award and Distinguished Professor Award. His research interests include analysis and design of algorithms, computational molecular biology, parallel processing and computer-aided engineering. Fifty (50) of his papers are published in prestigious journals of computer science and other international magazines. For comparative genomics, he designed several different algorithms to predict exons and alternative splicing. He has developed tools for pathway verification by using the technologies of computing theory and computer-aided engineering. With his plentiful experiences he has been a leader in the cooperation between computer scientists and biologists.