Dr. Yiu Ka-Fai, Cedric
MSc., DPhil.


Associate Professor Department of Applied Mathematics The Hong Kong Polytechnic University





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Qualification / Professional Membership:

  • MSc., University of Dundee, MSc. (Dist.), University of London
  • DPhil., University of Oxford

Selected publications:

1.      Z.G. Feng, K.F.C. Yiu, R.C.K. Leung and S. Nordholm. Localization of acoustic source via optimal beamformer design, Pacific Journal of Optimization, 11(1):37-56, 2015.

2.      Z.G. Feng, K.F.C. Yiu and S. Nordholm. Performance limit of broadband beamformer designs in space and frequency, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications 164(1):316-341, 2015.

3.      K.F.C. Yiu, Z.B. Li, S.Y. Low and S. Nordholm. FPGA multi-filter system for speech enhancement via multi-criteria optimization, Applied Soft Computing, 21:533-541, August 2014.

4.      Z.B. Li, K.F.C. Yiu, S. Nordholm. On the indoor beamformer design with reverberation, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing 22(8):1225-1235, August 2014.

5.      J.Z. Liu, K.F.C. Yiu and T.K. Siu. Optimal Investment of an Insurer with Regime-Switching and Risk Constraint, Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, 2014(7):583-601, August 2014.

6.      Z.G. Feng and K.F.C. Yiu. Manifold relaxations for integer programming, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 10(2):557-566, April 2014.

7.      S.Y. Wang, K.F.C. Yiu and K.L. Mak. Optimal inventory policy with fixed and proportional transaction costs under a risk constraint, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 58:1595-1614, Nov. 2013.

8.      J.Z. Liu, K.F.C. Yiu, T.K. Siu and W.C. Ching. Optimal investment-reinsurance with dynamic risk constraint and regime switching, Scandinavian Actuarial Journal 2013(4):263-285, 2013.

9.      Z.B. Li, K.F.C. Yiu and Z.G. Feng. A hybrid descent method with genetic algorithm for microphone array placement design, Applied Soft Computing, 13(3): 1486–1490, 2013.

10.    K.Y. Chan, K.F.C. Yiu, T.S. Dillon and S.H. Ling. Enhancement of speech recognitions for control automation using an intelligent particle swarm optimization, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 8(4): 869 – 879, 2012.

11.    K.F.C. Yiu, K.Y. Chan, N. Grbic and S. Nordholm. A hybrid design of beamformers for voice control devices, Pacific Journal of Optimization, 8(3): 533-544, 2012.

12.    Z.G. Feng, K.F.C. Yiu, and S.E. Nordholm. Placement design of microphone arrays in near-field broadband beamformers. IEEE Transactions on Signal processing, 60(3):1195-1204, 2012.

13.    K.F.C. Yiu, Y. Lu, J.Q. Huo, S. Nordholm, C.H. Ho and W. Luk. Reconfigurable FPGA-based robust frequency-domain echo canceller with applications to voice control device, Digital Signal Processing, 22(2): 376-390, 2012.

14.    M. Yu, R. Weinreb, C. Yiu, M.K. Or, C. Ye, D. Lam, C. Leung, Computer Simulation of Progressive Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Loss in Glaucoma, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 52(13):9674-83, 2011.

15.    Z.G. Feng, K.F.C. Yiu and S. Nordholm. A two-stage method for the design of near-field broadband beamformers, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 59(8):3647-3656, 2011.

16.    K.F.C. Yiu, J.Z. Liu, T.K. Siu and W.C. Ching. Optimal Portfolios with Regime-Switching and Value-at-Risk Constraint, Automatica, 46(6):979-989, June 2010.

17.    R.C. Loxton, K.L. Teo, V. Rehbock and K.F.C. Yiu. Optimal control problems with a continuous inequality constraint on the state and the control, Automatica, 45:2250-2257, 2009.

18.    K.L. Mak, P. Peng and K.F. C. Yiu. Fabric defect detection using morphological filters, Image and Vision Computing, 27(10):1585-1592, Sept. 2009.

19.    K.F.C. Yiu, C.H. Yu, H. Tang, H.Y. He, S.C. Tsang, and K.Y. Tam. Assembly of super-paramagnetic nanoparticles under unidirectional external magnetic flux: Experiment and model establishments. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112:7599–7604, 2008.

20.    K.L. Mak, J.G. Peng, Z.B. Xu and K.F.C. Yiu.   A new stability criterion for discrete-time neural networks: nonlinear spectral radius, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 31:424-436, 2007.

21.    C.K.S. Leung, W.H. Yung, C.K.F. Yiu, S.W. Lam, D.Y.L. Leung, R.K.K. Tse, C.C.Y. Tham, W.M. Chan and D.S.C. Lam.   A novel approach for anterior chamber angle analysis - Anterior Chamber Angle Detection with Edge Measurement and Identification Algorithm (ACADEMIA), Archives of Ophthalmology, 124:1395-1401, 2006.

22.    K.F.C. Yiu, N. Grbic, S. Nordholm, K.L. Teo. A hybrid method for the design of oversampled uniform DFT filter banks, Signal Processing, 86 (7): 1355-1364, 2006.

23.    K.L. Mak, K.K. Lai, W.C. Ng and K.F.C. Yiu. Analysis of optimal opportunistic replenishment policies for inventory systems by using a (s, S) model with a maximum issue quantity restriction, European Journal of Operational Research, 166 (2): 385-405, 2005.

24.    K.F.C Yiu, Y. Liu and K.L. Teo. A hybrid descent method for global optimization. Journal of Global Optimization, 28(2), p.229-238, 2004.

25.    K.F.C. Yiu. Optimal portfolios under a value-at-risk constraint, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 28(7), p.1317-1334, 2004.

26.    K.F.C. Yiu, X.Q. Yang, S. Nordholm and K.L. Teo. Near-field broadband beamformer design via multidimensional semi-infinite linear programming techniques, IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, 11(6), p.725-732, 2003.

27.    W.T. Tiow, K.F.C. Yiu and M. Zangeneh. Application of simulated annealing to inverse design of transonic turbomachinery cascades, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part A, Journal of Power and Energy, 216(A1), p.59-73, 2002. (Winner of the Donald Julius Groen Prize)

28.    K.F.C. Yiu, S. Wang, K.L. Teo and A.C. Tsoi. Nonlinear system modelling via knot-optimizing B-spline networks, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 12(5), p. 1013-1022, 2001.

29.    K.F.C. Yiu and M. Zangeneh. A 3D Automatic Optimization Method for Turbomachinery Blade Design, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 16(6), p. 1174-1181, 2000.