Yuejie Chi
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
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I am an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where I held the inaugural Robert E. Doherty Career Development Professorship from 2018 to 2020. I am also an affiliated faculty member with the Machine Learning Department and CyLab.

My research interests lie in the theoretical and algorithmic foundations of data science, machine learning, signal processing and inverse problems, with applications in sensing and societal systems, broadly defined.

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. I was named the 2021 Goldsmith Lecturer by the IEEE Information Theory Society.

Previously I was with the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Dept. of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University until 2017. I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2012, where I was fortunate to be advised by 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.

I have an Erdos number of 3.

Notes to prospective students: There is on expectation 1 slot in my group every year. Unfortunately, I am not able to respond to inquiries about suitability in my group due to the volume of emails I receive. Instead, please apply directly to the ECE department and list me as a faculty of interest.

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