This is the homepage of Tak-Wah Lam.
Tak-Wah Lam graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from
the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1984 and received his MS & PhD in
Computer Science from the University of Washington in 1988. Since then he
has been with the
Tak-Wah’s research is mainly on the design and analysis of
algorithms for different applications. His work has spanned the areas of
compressed text indexing, computational biology, online scheduling and parallel
computation. Twelve doctoral students have graduated under his
supervision. Most of them become academics in
Outside of work, he enjoys playing basketball and tennis with his two sons. Due to his back & shoulder problems, he disciplines himself to go to the swimming pool regularly. More recently, he has quitted practicing Tai Chi due to knee pain.
Tracking Tak-Wah’s PhD students:
· Ruibang Luo (2015): UEC
· Chi-Man Liu (2015): L3 Bioinformatics
· Rongbin Li (2014): Rocket Fuel Inc., US
· Sze-Hang Chan (2013): HKU >>
· Alan S.L. Tam (2009): Apple, HK >> Apple, US
(2007): U of
Prudence W.H. Wong
(2002): HKU >> U of
Isaac K.K. To (2000): HKU >> Outblaze,
HK >> U of
Ken W.K. Sung
· Ka-Hing Lee (1996): Hewlett Packard, HK
Joe K.W. Chong (1995): MPI,
2015 Innovation & Technology Fund (ITF) PSTS, A genomic and Pharmaceutical Knowledge-based System for Clinical Diagnosis and Case Repository, HK$ 3.2M
2013 Innovation & Technology Fund (ITF), A genomic and Pharmaceutical Knowledge-based System for Clinical Diagnosis and Case Repository, HK$ 5.85M
2012 Research Grants Council (GRF): Ultrafast SNP-sensitive & Gap-sensitive alignment of short reads to human genome via better indexing, HK$ 620K
Publications: see DBLP for a full list
MEGAHIT: An ultra fast single-node solution for large and complex metagenomics assembly via succinct de Burijn graph. Bioinformatics 2015.
Database.bio: A web application for interpreting human variations. Bioinformatics 2015.
BALSA: Integrated secondary analysis for whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing, accelerated by GPUPeerJ 2014.
MICA: A fast short-read aligner that takes full advantage of Intel Many Integrated Core Architecture (MIC). BMC Bioinformatics 2015
SOAPdenovo2: an empirically improved memory-efficient short-read de novo assembler. BMC GigaScience 2012.
SOAP3-dp: Fast, Accurate and Sensitive GPU-based Short Read Aligner. PLOS ONE 2013.
GLProbs: Aligning multiple sequences adaptively. ACM-BCB 2013.
BWT-SW: Compressed indexing and local alignment of DNA. Bioinformatics 2008.
E-mail: twlam @ cs.hku.hk
By post: Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Office: Room 409, Chow Yei Ching Building
Tel: 2859 2172; Fax: 2559 8447