Lipyeow Lim     林立耀

Associate Professor

Information and Computer Science Department
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1680 East West Road, POST 303E
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Email: lipyeow at hawaii dot edu Tel: 808-956-3495

I am an Associate Professor in the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Prior to my current appointment, I was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center between 2004 and 2009. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University in 2004 and my M.Sc., B.Sc. in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore in 1999 and 1998 respectively.

I am also honored to serve as an IT consultant on several World Bank projects in China, Mongolia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

My Curriculum Vitae is available here: pdf.


My research interests lie in big data management and includes data science, query optimization, non-relational data models, stream processing, business intelligence, data warehousing, ontologies, semantic queries, and data mining. While at IBM, I had the pleasure of doing advanced development for DB2 9 pureXML, DB2 Index Compression and Infosphere streams, as well as filing over 25 patent applications.

More recently I am focusing on the following areas:

Current Students




Selected recent publications are listed below. Consult my publications page for a complete listing.


In my free time (which is not much these days with 2 small kids), I enjoy hiking and training martial arts. In particular, I used to practice and teach Chen Style Taijiquan (aka Tai Chi), but my focus now is on I-Liq Chuan (意力拳) ( for classes in Honolulu, HI see I-Liq Chuan (Hawaii) and Kalis Illustrissimo. I also teach and promote I-Liq Chuan as part of the activities of the Internal Martial Arts Club at UHM Registered Independent Organization (RIO) at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa.

My Schedule

Last modified: Jan 17, 2011