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 current research focus is 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 interested in 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 big data.

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. You can access a short version of my CV here.

Teaching in Fall 2019



  • Office: Porter Hall B25

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

  • Email: yuejiechi at cmu dot edu