Sid Chau


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Computing Foundations


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  • Blockchain
  • Internet-of-Things
  • Smart Cities, Smart Energy Systems
  • Verifiable Computing
  • Algorithms, Optimization

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Sid Chi-Kin Chau is a principal research scientist with CSIRO. Previously, he was senior lecturer at ANU, a visiting professor at MIT, an associate professor at Masdar Institute of Khalifa University, a senior research fellow at A*STAR in Singapore, a Croucher Foundation research fellow at University College London, and a visiting scholar at IBM Watson Research Center and BBN Technologies. He received his Ph.D. from University of Cambridge.

His research is related to Computing Algorithms and Systems for Smart Cities (including smart energy grid, smart buildings, intelligent transportation), particularly, using Blockchain and Internet-of-Things. He is an area editor of ACM SIGEnergy Energy Informatics Review and an associate editor of IEEE Systems Journal. He is on the program committees of several ACM conferences, such as ACM e-Energy, ACM MobiHoc, ACM BuildSys. He was a TPC chair of ACM e-Energy 18’, 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 co-founded a start-up specializing in intelligent systems and big data analytics for smart building management.


  • Best Paper Award at ACM e-Energy 21’ (ACM SIGEnergy Conference on Future Energy Systems)
  • Best Paper Runner-up Award at ACM BuildSys 18’ (ACM SIGEnergy Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments)
  • Best Paper Finalists at ACM e-Energy 22’, ACM e-Energy 19’, ACM e-Energy 16’

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