Lap Chi Lau head shot

Lap Chi Lau

Professor, School of Computer Science

Lap Chi Lau

Lap Chi is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. He was a visiting researcher in the Simons Institute at UC Berkeley from Aug 2014 to June 2015. Before joining University of Waterloo, he was a faculty member in CSE CUHK and the coach of the ACM-ICPC programming team from 2007 to 2014. He was a visiting researcher of Microsoft Research New England during Jan-Jun 2009.

Lap Chi grew up in Hong Kong and received his B.Sc. degree from CSE CUHK. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto. During his graduate study, he worked in the Theory Group of Microsoft Research in Redmond for three summers, and in the Egrevary Research Group on Combinatorial Optimization (EGRES) in Budapest for two winters.

Lap Chi's research interests are in algorithmic graph theory, approximation algorithms and combinatorial optimization.