Dr Sid Chau

Sid Chi-Kin Chau is with School of Computing at the Australian National University. His research is related to Computing Algorithms and Systems for Smart Sustainable Cities (including smart grid, smart buildings, intelligent transportation), particularly, using Blockchain and Internet-of-Things.
Previously, he was a visiting professor at MIT, an associate professor at Masdar Institute, Khalifa University, a senior research fellow at A*STAR in Singapore, a Croucher Foundation research fellow at University College London, a visiting researcher at IBM Watson Research Center and BBN Technologies. He received a Ph.D. degree from University of Cambridge, and a B.Eng. (First-class Honours) degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He is on the program committees of several ACM conferences in smart energy systems and smart cities, such as ACM e-Energy, ACM BuildSys, ACM MobiHoc. He was a TPC chair of ACM e-Energy 2018, and an editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Special Issue on Design and Analysis of Communication Interfaces for Industry 4.0, IEEE Journal of Internet-of-Things Special Issue on Internet-of-Things for Smart Energy Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing Special Issue on Intersection of Computing and Communication Technologies with Energy Systems.
He is an area editor of ACM SIGEnergy Energy Informatics Review and an associate editor of IEEE Systems Journal. He co-founded a start-up specializing in intelligent systems and big data analytics for smart building management.
  • Blockchain
  • Internet-of-Things
  • Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Smart Buildings
  • Intelligent Vehicles and Transportation Systems
  • Algorithms and Optimization

Current student projects

A partial list of publications:

  • Minghua Chen and Sid Chi-Kin Chau, “Online Capacity Provisioning for Energy-Efficient Datacenters” (Book), Synthesis Lectures on Communications Networks, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2022. 

  • Areg Karapetyan, Khaled Elbassioni, Majid Khonji, Sid Chi-Kin Chau, “Approximations for Generalized Unsplittable Flow on Paths with Application to Power Systems Optimization”Annals of Operations Research, 2022.

  • Rashid Alyassi, Majid Khonji, Areg Karapetyan, Sid Chi-Kin Chau, Khaled Elbassioni and Chien-Ming Tseng, “Autonomous Recharging and Flight Mission Planning for Battery-operated Autonomous Drones”IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2022.

  • Zichuan Xu, Lizhen Zhou, Sid Chi-Kin Chau, Weifa Liang, Haipeng Dai, Lixing Chen, Wenzheng Xu, Qiufen Xia, Pan Zhou, “Near-Optimal and Collaborative Service Caching in Mobile Edge Clouds”IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2022.

  • Hanwei Zhu, Sid Chi-Kin Chau, Gladhi Guarddin, Weifa Liang, “Integrating IoT-Sensing and Crowdsensing with Privacy: Privacy-Preserving Hybrid Sensing for Smart Cities”ACM Transactions on Internet-of-Things, 2022.

  • Nan Wang, Sid Chi-Kin Chau and Yue Zhou, “Privacy-Preserving Energy Storage Sharing with Blockchain and Secure Multi-Party Computation",  ACM SIGEnergy Energy Informatics Review, Vol 1, pp 32-50, 2021. 

  • Sid Chi-Kin Chau, Shuning Shen and Yue Zhou, “Decentralized Ride-Sharing and Vehicle-Pooling Based on Fair Cost-Sharing Mechanisms"IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol 23, No 3, Pages 1936-1946, Mar 2020. 

  • Lingjuan Lyu, Sid Chi-Kin Chau, Nan Wang and Yifeng Zheng, “Cloud-based Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Consumption in Sharing Economy", IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2021. 

  • Areg Karapetyan, Majid Khonji, Sid Chi-Kin Chau, Khaled Elbassioni, Hatem Zeineldin, Tarek H.M. EL-Fouly and Ahmed Al-Durra, “A Competitive Scheduling Algorithm for Online Demand Response in Islanded Microgrids", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol 36, No 4, Pages 3430-3440, Dec 2020. 

  • Muhammad Aftab, Sid Chi-Kin Chau and Prashant Shenoy, “Efficient Online Classification and Tracking on Resource-constrained IoT Devices”, ACM Transactions on Internet-of-Things, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2020. 

  • Majid Khonji, Sid Chi-Kin Chau and Khaled Elbassioni, “Combinatorial Optimization of AC Optimal Power Flow with Discrete Demands in Radial Networks”IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol 7 , No 2, Pages 887-898, June 2020. 

  • Ivan Wang-Hei Ho, Sid Chi-Kin Chau, Elmer R. Magsino and Kanghao Jia, “Efficient 3D Road Map Data Exchange for Intelligent Vehicles in Vehicular Fog Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol 69, Issue 3, pp3151-3165, March 2020. 

  • Areg Karapetyan, Sid Chi-Kin Chau, Khaled Elbassioni, Syafiq Kamarul Azman and Majid Khonji, “Multi-sensor Adaptive Control System for IoT-empowered Smart Lighting with Oblivious Mobile Sensors”, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, December 2019, Article No. 11.

  • Sid Chi-Kin Chau, Khaled Elbassioni and Majid Khonji, “Combinatorial Optimization of Alternating Current Electric Power Systems” (Book), Foundations and Trends® in Electric Energy Systems, Now Publishers Inc., Dec 2018, ISBN: 978-1-68083-514-4. 

  • Chien-Ming Tseng, Sid Chi-Kin Chau and Xue Liu, “Improving Viability of Electric Taxis by Taxi Service Strategy Optimization: A Big Data Study of New York City”IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp817-829, Mar 2019. 

  • Majid Khonji, Areg Karapetyan, Khaled Elbassioni and Sid Chi-Kin Chau, “Complex-demand Scheduling Problem with Application in Smart Grid” , Theoretical Computer Science, Vol 761, 21 Feb 2019, Pages 34-50. 

  • Zhenhui Situ, Ivan Wang-Hei Ho, Taotao Wang, Soung Chang Liew and Sid Chi-Kin Chau, “OFDM Modulated PNC in V2X Communications: An ICI-aware Approach against CFOs and Time-frequency-selective Channels, IEEE Access, Vol 7, pp4880-4897, Dec 2018.

  • Chi-Kin Chau and Khaled Elbassioni, “Quantifying Inefficiency of Fair Cost-Sharing Mechanisms for Sharing Economy”IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp1809-1818, Dec 2018. 

  • Areg Karapetyan, Majid Khonji, Chi-Kin Chau, Khaled Elbassioni and Hatem Zeineldin, “Efficient Algorithm for Scalable Event-based Demand Response Management in Microgrids”IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp2714 -2725, Jul 2018. 

  • Majid Khonji, Chi-Kin Chau and Khaled Elbassioni, “Optimal Power Flow with Inelastic Demands for Demand Response in Radial Distribution Networks”IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp513-524, Mar 2018. 

  • Chi-Kin Chau, Khaled Elbassioni and Chien-Ming Tseng, “Drive Mode Optimization and Path Planning for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles”IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 18, No. 12, pp3421-3432, Dec 2017. 

  • Muhammad Aftab, Chien Chen, Chi-Kin Chau and Talal Rahwan, “Automatic HVAC Control with Real-time Occupancy Recognition and Simulation-guided Model Predictive Control in Low-cost Embedded System”Energy and Buildings, Vol. 154, pp141-156, Nov 2017. 

  • Chien-Ming Tseng and Chi-Kin Chau, “Personalized Prediction of Vehicle Energy Consumption based on Participatory Sensing”IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 18, No. 11, pp 3103-3113, Nov 2017. 

  • Chi-Kin Chau, Ivan Wang-Hei Ho, Zhenhui Situ, Soung Chang Liew and Jialiang Zhang, “Effective Static and Adaptive Carrier Sensing for Dense Wireless CSMA Networks”IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp355-366, Feb 2017. 

  • Chi-Kin Chau, Majid Khonji and Muhammad Aftab, “Online Algorithms for Information Aggregation from Distributed and Correlated Sources”IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 24, No. 6, pp3714-3725, Dec 2016. 

  • Chi-Kin Chau, Khaled Elbassioni and Majid Khonji, “Truthful Mechanisms for Combinatorial Allocation of Electric Power in Alternating Current Electric Systems for Smart Grid”ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation, Vol. 5, No. 1, Article 7, Nov 2016. 

  • Chi-Kin Chau, Guanglin Zhang, Minghua Chen, “Cost Minimizing Online Algorithms for Energy Storage Management with Worst-case Guarantee”IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp2691-2702, Nov 2016. 

  • E. Wilhelm, J. Siegel, S. Mayer, L. Sadamori, S. Dsouza, C-K. Chau, S. Sarma, “CloudThink: A Scalable Secure Platform for Mirroring Transportation Systems in the Cloud”Transport, Special Issue in Smart and Sustainable Transport, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2015.

  • Chi-Kin Chau, Qian Wang and Dah-Ming Chiu, “Economic Viability of Paris Metro Pricing for Digital Services”ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Special Issue on Pricing and Incentives in Networks and Systems, Vol. 14, No. 12, Issue 2-3, pp12:1-12:21, Oct 2014. 

  • Chi-Kin Chau, Kang-won Lee and Starsky H. Y. Wong, “Assigning Gateways for Heterogeneous Wireless Mobile Networks”US Patent No.: US 8,855,010 B2 , Oct. 7, 2014.

  • Chi-Kin Chau, Minghua Chen and Soung Chang Liew, “Capacity of Large-scale CSMA Wireless Networks”IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp893-906, Jun 2011. 

  • Chi-Kin Chau and Prithwish Basu, “Analysis of Latency of Stateless Opportunistic Forwarding in Intermittently Connected Networks”IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp1111-1124, Aug 2011.

  • Saikat Guha, Prithwish Basu, Chi-Kin Chau and Richard Gibbens, “Green Wave Sleep Scheduling: Optimizing Latency and Throughput in Duty Cycling Wireless Networks”IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue in Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications, Vol. 29, No. 8, pp1595-1604, Sep 2011.

  • Chi-Kin Chau, Fei Qin, Samir Sayed, M. H. Wahab and Yang Yang, “Harnessing Battery Recovery Effect in Wireless Sensor Networks: Experiments and Analysis”IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue in Wireless Sensor Networking Solutions, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp1222-1232, Sep 2010. (Acceptance rate: 25%)

  • Chi-Kin Chau, “A Game-theoretical Study of Robust Networked Systems”IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue in Game Theory in Communication Systems, Vol. 26, No. 7, pp1250-1260, Sep 2008.(Acceptance rate: 25.2%)

  • Chi-Kin Chau, “Policy-based Routing with Non-strict Preferences”ACM Computer Communication Review, (Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 06’), Vol. 36, No. 4, pp387-398, Oct 2006.

  • Chi-Kin Chau and Kwang Mong Sim, “The Price of Anarchy for Non-atomic Congestion Games with Symmetric Cost Maps and Elastic Demands”Operations Research Letters, vol. 31 (5), pp327-334, Sep 2003.

  • Chi-Kin Chau and Kwang Mong Sim, “Analyzing the Impact of Selfish Behaviors of Internet Users and Operators”IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 7, no. 9, pp463-465, Sep 2003.

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PhD Candidate

  • Best Paper Award at ACM e-Energy (ACM SIGEnergy Conference on Future Energy Systems) 2021
  • Best Paper Runner-up Award at ACM BuildSys (ACM SIGEnergy Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation) 2018
  • Best Paper Finalists at ACM e-Energy 2022, ACM e-Energy 2019, ACM e-Energy 2016

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