Timothy M. Chan

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Timothy Chan at SoCG 2011

Timothy Moon-Yew Chan is a Founder Professor[1] in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He was formerly Professor and University Research Chair[2] in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada.

He graduated with BA (summa cum laude) from Rice University in 1992, and completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at UBC in 1995 at the age of 19. His late mother, Miu Yung Chan, was a molecular physicist with Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.

He was awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal (as Head of Graduating Class in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia during convocation), the NSERC doctoral prize,[3] and the Premier's Research Excellence Award (PREA) of Ontario, Canada.

He is currently an associate editor for SIAM Journal on Computing[4] and the International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications.[5] He is also a member of the editorial board of Algorithmica,[6] Discrete & Computational Geometry,[7] and Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications.[8]

Chan has published extensively. His research covers data structures, algorithms, and computational geometry.[9]

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  1. ^ Two CS faculty among five new Founder professors, U. Illinois, retrieved January 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Award winning professors and graduate students, U. Waterloo, Faculty of Mathematics, retrieved January 16, 2009.
  3. ^ 1997 Doctoral Prize: Dr. Timothy Moon-Yew Chan. NSERC, June 11, 2006. Web page retrieved January 10, 2009.
  4. ^ [1] SIAM Journal on Computing (SICOMP) Editorial Board, retrieved November 8, 2017
  5. ^ [2] International Journal of Computational Geometry Editorial Board, retrieved April 24, 2010.
  6. ^ [3] Algorithmica Editorial Board, retrieved April 24, 2010.
  7. ^ [4] Discrete & Computational Geometry Editorial Board, retrieved April 24, 2010.
  8. ^ [5] Computational Geometry:Theory and Applications Editorial Board, retrieved April 24, 2010.
  9. ^ [6] Publications listed in DBLP: Timothy M. Chan, retrieved August 17, 2010.

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