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Chin Ho Lee is a PhD candidate studying theoretical computer science at the College of Computer and Information Science in Northeastern University, advised by Professor Emanuele Viola. Chin Ho obtained his Master of Philosophy degree in Computer Science and engineering and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Chin was a visiting graduate student at the Simons Institute in UC Berkeley in 2015 Fall. He also visited Harvard University during the year of 2014-2015.


  • MPhil in Computer Science and Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong
  • BS in Mathematics, Chinese University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong

About Me

  • Hometown: Hong Kong
  • Field of Study: Theoretical Computer Science
  • PhD Advisor: Emanuele Viola

What are your research interests?

I am interested in understanding the role of randomness played in computation.  In particular, I’m very interested in constructions of pseudorandom generators and randomness extractors in the area of pseudorandomness.  In general, I like to work on any problems that I find interesting.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

I would love to understand better certain natural families of distributions in the area of pseudorandomness, namely small-bias distributions, bounded independence, noise, and the combinations of them.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

The ideas behind the solutions.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

I would like to contribute more to my research area.