Chee Keng Yap
is Professor of
Computer Science
at the
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
New York University.
His research interests include
computational geometry,
algebraic and topological computation,
algorithmic robotics,
algorithms and complexity,
and
visualization.
He has published over 180 papers in major conferences and journals.
Since 1990s, he has worked on
numerical non-robustness,
especially issues at the interface between numerical,
algebraic and topological computation.
Since 2010s, he extended the exact computational paradigm to embrace
soft methods that avoid the Zero problem of exact computation.
With his students and collaborators, he developed the open-source
Core Library
to bring robust computation out of the
research realm to make it widely accessible to all programmers.
Yap was born in Singapore and
educated in the Boys' Wing, Royal Military College in Malaysia.
He received a double S.B. degree (Math and Comp.Sci.) from MIT in 1975
and a Ph.D. (Comp.Sci.) from Yale in 1980 under Richard Lipton.
He served on the editorial boards of
** SIAM J. of Computing** (1985-2002),
** J. of Symbolic Computation** (1988-2003),
** J. of Computer and System Sciences** (1986--2010),
** Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications** (1990-2006),
** Int'l J. of Comp. Geometry and Applications** (1990--2008),
** Algorithmica** (1992--2007),
and
** Mathematics in Computer Science** (2006--).
His two books are the edited volume
* Advances in Robotics: Algorithmic and Geometric Issues*
(Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc, 1987)
(co-edited with Jack Schwartz)
and
*Fundamental Problems in Algorithmic Algebra*
(Oxford University Press, 2000).
He was a KIAS Scholar at Korea Institute for Advanced Study (2006-2009).

Last Updated: July 2015