Ka Yaw Teo

Interested in doing research? I am currently looking for motivated students - both undergraduates and Masters - to work on algorithms research. To get a sense of the types of problems I work on, please browse the papers available on my website. If you are interested or would like to learn more about my research, please feel free to contact me.

About me. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at California Polytechnic State University. I was trained as a biologist, a biomedical engineer, a mechanical engineer, and a computer scientist. I obtained my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas under the guidance of Professor Ovidiu Daescu.

Research interest. My current research focuses on geometric and combinatorial optimization algorithms. In particular, I am interested in topics related to computational geometry such as facility location and motion planning analysis. My recent work ranges from the theoretical investigation of problems in computational geometry to their practical application in biomedical science and engineering.

Fun fact. The word "geometry" is derived from the Greek words "geo" meaning "Earth" and "metria" meaning "measure." So, geometry means the measurement of earth.