Lap-Fai (Craig) Yu
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
Affiliate Faculty, School for the Environment
Email: craigyu [At] cs [Dot] umb [Dot] edu
Office: S-3-183, Science Building
Lab: S-1-067, Science Building
Short Bio

I founded and direct the Graphics and Virtual Environments Lab at UMass Boston. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2013 from UCLA, where I was advised by Demetri Terzopoulos. I received my B.Eng and M.Phil. degrees in Computer Science from the HKUST. I was a visiting scientist at the SUTD-MIT International Design Center at MIT and a visiting scholar at the Computer Graphics Lab at Stanford. I also worked at the Internet Graphics Group at Microsoft Research Asia. My lab receives generous support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Google, Nvidia and Oracle.

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence/Data-Driven Techniques for Computational Design, Graphics, Vision, Virtual Reality, Cognitive Science

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Honors and Awards
2017 Microsoft Azure Research Award
2016 NSF CISE CRII Research Grant Award
2016 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, 3DV 2016
2015, 2016 Joseph P. Healey Research Grant Award
2014 Cisco Outstanding Graduate Research Award
2012-2013 Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA
2012 Award of Excellence, Microsoft Research Asia
2009-2012 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies
2009 Technical Competency Award, Samsung
2009 Outstanding Engineering Project Award, Jardine Engineering Corporation
2005 BusinessWeek-HKUST High Achievers Award
2005 Shell Scholarship
2004-06 Dean's List Awards, HKUST
2002 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship
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