Yuejie Chi
Associate Professor
Robert E. Doherty Career Development Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Since January 2018, I am an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where I hold the Robert E. Doherty Career Development Professorship. I am also an affiliated faculty member with the Machine Learning Department in the School of Computer Science.

Previously I was with the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Dept. of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University. I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2012, where I was fortunate to work with Prof. Robert Calderbank. I received a M.A. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2009, and a B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2007. In the past, I held internships at Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab and Qualcomm Inc., as well as conducted visiting research at Air Force Research Lab, Stanford University, Duke University and Colorado State University.

My research focuses on data science, motivated by the challenge of efficiently extracting information embedded in a large amount of data, as well as collecting data efficiently to gather actionable information. I am fascinated by the mathematics of data representation that take advantage of structures and geometry to minimize complexity and improve performance. Specific topics include mathematical and statistical signal processing, machine learning, large-scale optimization, high-dimensional statistics, sampling and information theory, with applications in sensing, imaging and biomedical domains.

I have an Erdos number of 3.

I have been lucky to receive a couple of awards for my work, including Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR YIP Award, ONR YIP Award, Google Faculty Research Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award, among others. In 2019, I received the inaugural IEEE Signal Processing Society Early Career Technical Achievement Award for contributions to high-dimensional structured signal processing.

Teaching in Spring 2020

  • 18-202: Mathematical Foundations of Electrical Engineering, Mon/Wed 12:30pm-2:20pm ET, BH 136A;

  • Office hours (starting Jan. 15): Tue/Wed 4:00pm-5:00pm ET, PH B25; everyone is welcome to stop by.



  • Office: Porter Hall B25

  • Mailing address: 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  • Email: yuejiechi at cmu dot edu