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 - working to reduce world poverty one project at a time!

My somewhat long and clunky Curriculum Vitae is available here in pdf; however, you might prefer the shorter 2-page Resume in pdf.

I am also organizing the Log Analytics for Cybersecurity Workshop for the local IT industry. Previously, I have organized the IEEE Cluster 2017 conference, the VLDB 2015 conference, the CIKM 2012 conference and the ICMLA 2011 conference.


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