Yufei Tao

Professor and University Senate Member

Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Office: RM 1019, Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building
Tel: +852-39438437; Email: taoyf@cse.cuhk.edu.hk


General Information

Research Interests
Yufei Tao's research aims to develop "small-and-sweet" algorithms: (i) small: easy to implement for deployment in practice, and (ii) sweet: having non-trivial theoretical guarantees. He particularly enjoys working on problems that arise at the cross-intersection of databases, machine learning, and theoretical computer science.

Short Bio

Major Awards
IEEE Fellow (Class of 2024)
ICDT Best Paper Award 2023
GEMS of PODS 2022
ACM Fellow (Class of 2020)
PODS Best Paper Award 2018
SIGMOD Best Paper Award 2015
SIGMOD Best Paper Award 2013
Hong Kong Young Scientist Award 2002

All Research-Oriented Awards


Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award 2021
Dean's Exemplary Teaching Award 2018, 2021

CSCI5010 Practical Computational Geometry Algorithms

Past Courses at CUHK
ENGG1410 Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus
CSCI2100 Data Structures
BMEG3120 Database and Security for Biomedical Engineering
CSCI3160 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
CSCI5020 External Memory Data Structures
CSCI5610 Advanced Data Structures
CMSC5724 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

To CUHK students: I would consider writing you a recommendation letter for graduate schools only if you meet these conditions.

Graduate Supervision

Ru Wang (PhD student since 2021)
Shiyuan Deng (PhD student since 2020)

Dr. Shangqi Lu (PhD 2022, now at Huawei)
Dr. Junhao Gan (PhD 2017, Senior Lecturer at the Uni of Melbourne)
    Winner of the Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award (John Makepeace Bennett Award) 2018.
Dr. Xiaocheng Hu (PhD 2015, now at Google Mountain View)
Dr. Cheng Sheng (PhD 2012, now at Google Switzerland)
Prof. Xiaokui Xiao (PhD 2008, IEEE Fellow, Professor at the National Uni of Singapore)
    Winner of the Hong Kong Young Scientist Award 2009
    Winner of the ACM-HK Prof. Francis Chin Research Award 2009

In memory of my student Yu Wang

I also had the pleasure of working with M.Phil. students Jiexing Li, Ling Ding, Xiaobing Wu, Sze Man Yuen, and Hao Wu.

Professional Services

Keynote Speaker of ICDT 2016 (full list)

Program Chairmanships (full list)
PC chair of PODS 2020
PC co-chair of ICDE 2014

Associate Editorships
ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS) (2022-now)
Computer Science Review (CSR) (2021-now)
ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS) (2008-2015)
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) (2012-2014)

Program Committee Memberships