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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 at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU). He is the Programme Leader of the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Computing and Interactive Entertainment, and the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in New Music and Interactive Entertainment.

Before joining the HKMU, Dr. Lai was a Chief Scientist in the industry, leading research projects on Computer Graphics and Vision applications on Geographic Information Systems 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.

Dr. Lai is currently active in adopting computational technologies to formulate multidisciplinary applied research, including but not limited to simulated hazard experience and avoidance, MR teaching and learning experiences, and generative AI applications for creative arts. 

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

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

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

  • Expert Adviser of the Assessment Panel for the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme – 10th / 11th / 12th Round Funding Exercise, Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau
  • Co-opted member of the Art Form Sub-committee (AFSC) (Dance and Multi-Arts), Programme and Development Committee, Leisure and Cultural Services Department
  • Expert Advisor of Venue Partnership Scheme and Artist-in-Residence Pilot Scheme of the East Kowloon Cultural Centre
  • Member of the programme review panel for HD in Computer Game Design, CUSCS
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 2017
  • Reviewer, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2019
  • Reviewer, ACM SIGGRAPH 2020
  • Reviewer, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2020

Further Information

Link to Google Scholar page

Modified Date: 26 Nov, 2023
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