Professor Yiu is currently a professor and one of the Associate Heads at the Department of Computer Science of The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is also the Director of the Department’s FinTech and Blockchain Laboratory and the Deputy Executive Director of HKU–Standard Chartered Hong Kong FinTech Academy. He was selected three times by Clarivate Analytics as one of the Highly Cited Researchers in the world in 2016, 2017 and 2019, and one of the top 1% researchers in HKU for 11 consecutive years (2011 – 2021).
Professor Yiu’s research areas include bioinformatics, cybersecurity, privacy technology, and FinTech. In the areas of bioinformatics, he served as the conference chair in Hong Kong for RECOMB 2017, one of the flag-ship conferences in the field and as the area programme chair for other prestigious bioinformatics conferences such as ISMB. In addition to academic research, Professor Yiu has been a consultant to various companies in the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy.