Sid Chi-Kin Chau

Sid Chi-Kin Chau


Dr. Sid Chi-Kin CHAU is an assistant professor in the Department of EECS at Masdar Institute. His research focuses on designing and developing viable and practical solutions for smart sustainable energy systems, particularly in the areas of smart buildings, smart grid and intelligent vehicles.

Previously, he was a visiting professor at MIT; a senior research fellow at A*STAR in Singapore; a Croucher Foundation research fellow at University College London, where he was awarded a research fellowship from the Croucher Foundation Hong Kong; and a post-doctoral research associate at University of Cambridge. He received his Doctorate’s degree from the University of Cambridge and his Bachelor’s degree in Information Engineering (First-class Honours) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


  • Topics in Intelligent Vehicles (CIS 623)
  • Sustainability and Computing (CIS 618)
  • Advanced Topics in Algorithms (CIS 617)
  • Distributed Computer Systems Engineering (CIS 508)

Current Masdar Institute Students    (Name & E-mail)

  • Chien-Ming Tseng (PhD student)
  • Muhammad Aftab (PhD student)
  • Areg Karapetyan (Co-advised PhD student)


Research Interest/Research Projects

  • Sustainability and Computing
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Grid
  • Intelligent Vehicles and Transportation
  • Communication Networks and Systems
  • Optimization and Algorithms


  • Chi-Kin Chau, Khaled Elbassioni and Majid Khonji, “Truthful Mechanisms for Combinatorial Allocation of Electric Power in Alternating Current Electric Systems for Smart Grid”, to appear in ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation, 2016.  
  • Chi-Kin Chau, Ivan W. H. Ho, Zhenhui Situ, Soung Chang Liew, Jialiang Zhang, “Effective Static and Adaptive Carrier Sensing for Dense Wireless CSMA Networks”, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2016.  
  • Chi-Kin Chau, Guanglin Zhang and Minghua Chen, “Cost Minimizing Online Algorithms for Energy Storage Management with Worst-case Guarantee”, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2016.  
  • Chi-Kin Chau, Majid Khonji and Muhammad Aftab, “Online Algorithms for Information Aggregation from Distributed and Correlated Sources”, to appear in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2016.
  • 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.