CHAN Yuk Hei, Tom
PhD student, CS UMD
I participated in HKOI (Hong Kong Olympiad in Informatics) training team and ACM programming team during my high school and undergraduate years, and was able to go to competitions like SEARCC (South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation), NOI (National Olympiad in Informatics) and ACM regional contests. As a result, I learned algorithms and data structures that solve problems in an elegant manner; and travelled to places like New Zealand, The Philippines and Korea. It was a really good experience for me.
Network Design Problem, Hypergraph Matching, Hardness of Approximation