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Dr. Lai Chi Fu William 黎智富博士
BEng (Hons) COMP HKUST, PhD NTU Singapore
Assistant Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences


Dr. William Lai, Chi-Fu is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Creative Arts under the School of Arts and Social Science in the Hong Kong Metropolitian University (HKMU). Before joining the HKMU, he was a Chief Scientist in the industry leading research projects on Computer Graphics and Vision applications on Geographic Information System and Building Information Modeling. He was a visiting scientist at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He received his B.Eng. in Computer Science (Minor in Mathematics) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Computer Graphics and Applications
  • Computer-Aided/Computational Design and Optimization
  • VR/AR/Perceptual User Interface and Gamification
  • 3D Scene Understanding and Analysis

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Reviewer, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 2017
  • Reviewer, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 
  • Reviewer, ACM SIGGRAPH 2020
  • Reviewer, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2020

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Lai, C., & Tang, J. (2020). Reviewing the Usability of Mosaic Artwork Simulation Systems. In Advances in Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Communication of Design (pp. 289–295). Springer International Publishing.
  • Lai, C., Yeung, S., Yan, X., Fu, C., & Tang, C. (2016). 3D Navigation on Impossible Figures via Dynamically Reconfigurable Maze. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics,22(10), 2275-2288. doi:10.1109/tvcg.2015.2507584
  • Yan, X., Lai, C., & Fu, C. (2014). Visual Signature of High-Dimensional Geometry in Parallel Coordinates. 2014 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium,65-72. doi:10.1109/pacificvis.2014.41
  • Xin, S., Lai, C., Fu, C., Wong, T., He, Y., & Cohen-Or, D. (2011). Making burr puzzles from 3D models. ACM Transactions on Graphics,30(4), 74. doi:10.1145/2010324.1964992
  • Fu, C., Lai, C., He, Y., & Cohen-Or, D. (2010). K-set tilable surfaces. ACM Transactions on Graphics,29(4), 44. doi:10.1145/1833351.1778781

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Vice-President, The Computer Science and Engineering Alumni Association, HKUST, 2016-Present
  • Expert Advisor, Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme (ACDFS)
  • Co-opted Members, Dance and Multi-Arts Art Form Sub-committees, Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Further Information

Link to Google Scholar page

Modified Date: 05 Dec, 2022
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