Dr Junqi (Billy) Tang MSc PhD

Dr Junqi Tang

School of Mathematics
Assistant Professor

Contact details

School of Mathematics
Watson Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Junqi (Billy) Tang is an Assistant Professor in Mathematical Optimisation and Data Science in the School of Mathematics, where he has been based since Spring 2023.

His research interests include large-scale optimisation and learning theory, with applications in data science. Most recently, his research has been focusing on the theoretical foundations of non-convex optimisation in machine learning, data-driven optimisation, and efficient deep unrolling networks in computational imaging.

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  • PhD, University of Edinburgh, 2019


Dr Junqi Tang received his MSc and PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2015 and 2019, respectively. After that he joined the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate in stochastic optimisation and medical imaging. He is appointed as Assistant Professor in mathematical optimisation and data science in Birmingham since March 2023.


Research Themes

  • Mathematical Optimizstion
  • Machine Learning
  • Learning-to-Optimise/Data-Driven Optimisation
  • Deep Learning for Computational Imaging