Dr. S.M. Yiu

BSc CUHK; MS Temple University; PhD HK
Associate Professor

Tel: (+852) 2857 8242
Fax: (+852) 2559 8447
Email: smyiu<at>

Dr. Yiu received a BSc in Computer Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a MS in Computer and Information Science from Temple University, and a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Hong Kong. He was selected for the Teaching Excellence Award in the Department in 2001, 2003, 2004,2005 andthe Best Tutor Award in 1995 and 1996. He also received the Best Teacher Award of the Faculty of Engineering in 2005. Before he joined the Department as a faculty member, he has worked as an Analyst Programmer for a couple of years and has been involved in a number of projects (UFIA, FIT) led by Professor Chin. His current research interests include bioinformatics, computer security and cryptography.

Research Interests

Bioinformatics, Computer Security and Cryptography

Selected Publications

  • W. Lian, D.W. Cheung, N. Mamoulis, and S.M. Yiu, An Efficient and Scalable Algorithm for Clustering XML Documents by Structure, Special Issue on Mining and Searching the Web, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, 16(1), January 2004
  • T.W. Lam, N. Lu, H.F. Ting, Prudence W.H. Wong, and S.M. Yiu, Efficient Algorithms for Optimizing Whole Genome Alignment with Noise, Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2003), Kyoto, Japan, December 2003
  • S. Ieong, M.Y. Kao, T.W. Lam, W.K. Sung, and S.M. Yiu, Predicting RNA Secondary Structures with Arbitrary Pseudoknots by Maximizing the Number of Stacking Pairs, Journal of Computational Biology, 10(6): 981-995, 2003
  • J.C.K. Yau, L.C.K. Hui, B. Cheung, and S. M. Yiu, An Online Course Material Copyright Protection Scheme, Internet Research, 13(2): 116-125, 2003
  • W.K. Sung, D. Yang, S.M. Yiu, D. Cheung, W.S. Ho, T.W. Lam, and S.D. Lee, Automatic Construction of Online Catalog Topologies, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews, 32(4): 382-391, 2002