HiuKim Yuen

1day = 8hrs work, 8hrs play and 8hrs sleep!

M.Sc. Candidate at McGill University, School of Computer Science.

I'm currently doing my Master degree in the Reasoning and Learning Lab under the supervision of Professor Joelle Pineau. My academic interests are artificial intelligence, machine learning and rehabilitation robotics. I have been working on the SmartWheeler Robotic Wheelchair Project for the past year, and the primary focus of my thesis is automatic recognition of smart wheelchair activities using Machine Learning technologies.

Personal Information

Born In
Hong Kong
Current Location
Montreal, Canada
hyuen [at] cs [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Human: Cantonese, English
Machine: Java, Python, PHP, Javascript

Working Experiences

Aug - Nov, 2013

Site Reliability Engineering Intern @ Google Inc.

from Aug to Nov, 2013

I Interned at one of the backend team at Google which provide software infrastructural supports for Google products company-wise. My work mainly involved improving the underlying data logging services, which help other project teams from capturing and analysing their product's usages, both internally and externally.

Jan - Apr, 2013

Teaching Assistant @ McGill University

from Jan - Apr, 2013

I was a TA for a computer science course, COMP250 Introduction to Computer Science, at McGill University.

2011 - 2013

Freelance Web Application Developer

from 2011 to 2013

I worked as freelance web developer for two years, completing more than 50 different projects with varying sizes. Technologies mainly involved Python - Django, PHP - Symfony, MySQL, HTML, CSS, javascript/ jQuery.

Here is an external portfolio from an online freelancer projects bidding site - External Profile

2010 - June 2011

Web Developer @ BroadLearning Education (Asia) Limited

from 2010 to June 2011

Developed and maintained a web-based education platform named "eClass", which had around 70% market coverage in Hong Kong. The technologies mainly involved PHP, MYSQL, Javascript, HTML and CSS.


2011 - Now

McGill University

from 2011 to Now

M.Sc in Computer Science

2005 - 2008

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

from 2005 to 2008

B.BA in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis

My Projects

  • EFShare - a P2P browser-to-browser file sharing tool.
  • ComLinker - an community-building, event-organizing tool.

Competitive Programming

I'm a big fan of algorithmic programming contests. Here are some results of mine.


Biking I have had a round-island bike trip in Taiwan. It was awesome, and I would like to do it again some day :)
Ping Pong Not very good, but used to play a lot when I was small.
Boardgames I particular like strategic games. Some of my favourites are: Settlers of Catan, Innovation
Coding Seriously! :)