This is my online portfolio. Feel free to get in touch.

About This Site:
My Live Portfolio

The following bite-sized sections will tell you a lot about me in a few minutes:

  • Micro bio.
  • A blog about my projects.
  • Current research work.
  • Two-page CV.
  • Talks related to my work.
  • Open-source projects.
  • Other random stuff.

A portfolio of work is a curated experience. It's an applicant's chance to shape the way that I'm viewing his or her approach, methods, process, and best thinking.

Liz Danzico, Creative Director, NPR Source

Who's Jo-fai Chow?
A Data Geek in Water Industry

Jo-fai specialises in developing decision support systems via data mining, optimisation and visualisation. He is currently a final year EngD candidate in Hydroinformatics. He won the best young researcher award at an international conference for his research on sustainable drainage. Prior to his return to academia, he was an asset investment strategy consultant providing decision support technology to the utilities sector.


The ability to take data - to be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate it - that’s going to be a hugely important skill in the next decades.

Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google Source

My Blog:
Blend It Like a Bayesian!

I discuss my research and open-source projects in details using my blog (instead of this personal page). It is one of R-bloggers' 550+ contributing blogs. Interested in the behind-the-scenes stories of my projects? Go to my blog
Recently, I wrote a guest blog post for H2O (deep learning) and Domino (cloud computing) explaining how to use their technologies for a Kaggle (data mining) competition.

What you do after you create your content is what truly counts.

Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, VaynerMedia Source

Current Project:
Machine Learning Methods for Sustainable Drainage Design Optimisation

My project is a four-year engineering doctorate (EngD) research funded by EPSRC and XP Solutions. The aim is to develop a new decision support framework for drainage design evaluation and optimisation. The project is co-supervised by University of Exeter and XP Solutions under the STREAM research initiative. For more information, see this Prezi.

Shaping careers, delivering innovation. Working with industry on transformative research to underpin a sustainable water future.

STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre Source

Open-Source Projects

I enjoy contributing to the open-source community in my spare time. I am particularly interested in data mining and visualisation projects. My favourite programming languages are R, Matlab and Python. I am also learning how to leverage the power of JavaScript, CSS and HTML5 for web development. My recent projects include:

See all my projects and source code on GitHub.

Visualization of the Week: CrimeMap.

Daniel Gutierrez, insideBIGDATA Source

Presentation Slides and Posters

Being a researcher with industrial sponsors, I am lucky to have regular opportunities to present my work at conferences. Here are some of my previous talks and poster presentations:

Outside my main discipline, I was invited to give a talk and a poster presentation about my open-source projects.

There is no such thing as presentation talent, it is called Presentation Skills.

David Phillips, thepresentationskills.com Source

Curriculum Vitae:
Prefer the Classic Two-Pager?

No problem. It is available in both HTML and PDF format.

I try to please everyone.

Ang Lee, Film Director Source

Other Stuff:
The world as I see it through my lens

Random snapshots from a wannabe photographer. I am still experimenting different ways to display photos here. Please check back later. For now, you may want to check out my instagram or my shared album for a conference.