Dr. C.L. Yip

BEng, PhD HK

Tel: (+852) 2857 8431
Fax: (+852) 2559 8447
Email: clyip<at>

Dr. Yip's does multidisciplinary research. Specializations includes meteorological computing, data mining, image processing, and artificial intelligence. He is the convenor of the Laboratory of Meteorological Computing and has collaborative projects with the Hong Kong Observatory on meteorological computing.

Dr. Yip is a Fellow of Hong Kong Meteorological Society, member of Association for Computing Machinery, and member of Institute of Electrical and electronic Engineers. Besides teaching in HKU CS, he also teaches a number of courses in the MSc(CS) and MSc(ECom&IComp) programmes, and teaches courses organized by HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE).

He has supervised about a hundred MSc and undergraduate final year projects, and has been involved in various projects such as the 1083 Telephone Enquiry system and various projects with the Hong Kong Observatory. The latter includes a High Performance Computing Technical Study, the research, design and development of an Automatic Tropical Cyclone Eye Fix system, and the porting of the Windshear and Turbulence Warning System (WTWS) used in Hong Kong International Airport.

Off work, he watches bird and is a founding member of the Kite Research Group of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society. He also serves in its Conservation Committee, and Long Valley Management Advisory Board.

Research Interests

Meteorological Computing, Data Mining, Computer Music Processing, Multilingual Systems

Selected Publications

  • Minghua ZHANG, Ben KAO, YIP Chi Lap and David CHEUNG, "FFS --- An I/O Efficient Algorithm for Mining Frequent Sequences", The Fifth Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD-01), April 16-18, 2001, Hong Kong
  • YIP Chi Lap and Ben KAO, "A study on n-gram indexing of musical features", IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2000), July 30--August 2, 2000, New York City, USA
  • YIP Chi Lap and Ben KAO, "A study on musical features for melody databases", 10th International Conference and Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 1999), August--September 1999, Florence, Italy. Proceedings pages 724--733
  • YIP Chi Lap, K.K. LOO, Ben KAO, David CHEUNG and C.K. CHENG, "LGen --- A Lattice-Based Candidate Set Generation Algorithm for I/O Efficient Association Rule Mining", The Third Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 1999), Beijing, April 1999. Proceedings pages 54--63
  • YIP Chi Lap and Ben KAO, "Indexing multilingual documents on the web", The twenty-second annual international Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 1998), Vienna, Austria, August 1998. Proceedings pages 576--581