Li Tang is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, specializing in micro-data based research evaluation, data mining, and Chinese Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Working as a graduate research assistant, she has been involved in research projects on science network mapping and innovation studies . Her research has been funded by Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (International Research Grants), and the Chemical Heritage Foundation (Gore Materials Innovation Project).
Li Tang was a Visiting Researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovations Research, Germany (2007-2008). She current serves as the China correspondent of ERAWATCH Project and INNO-Policy TrendChart. Before came to U.S.A, Li Tang worked with Shangcheng Telecommunication Administration Bureau as a Senior Network Manager.
Li Tang is now working on her doctoral dissertation on knowledge networks between China and the US in the emerging field of nanotechnology.