Selected Professional Services


  • Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, 2018 - Present.

  • Mini-symposium Organizer, "Optimization Meets Statistical Data Science", Part I and Part II, SIAM Conference on Optimization, 2020.

  • Mini-symposium Organizer, "Nonconvex Optimization Meets Data Science", Part I and Part II, SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science, 2020.

  • Session Organizer and Chair, "Large-Scale Optimization and Statistical Inference in Distributed Environments", CISS 2020.

  • Member of Technical Program Committee, Conference on Machine Learning and Systems (MLSys), 2020.

  • Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP), 2019.

  • Session Organizer and Chair, "Nonlinear Inverse Problems and Matrix Factorization", ICASSP 2019.

  • Awards Co-Chair, IEEE Data Science Workshop (DSW), 2019.

  • Elected Member, IEEE Signal Processing Society Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) Technical Committee, 2019 - 2021.

  • Elected Member, IEEE Signal Processing Society Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) Technical Committee, 2016 - 2018.

  • Elected Member, IEEE Signal Processing Society Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP) Technical Committee, 2016 - 2018.

  • Co-organizer and Guest Editor, "Rethinking PCA for Modern Datasets: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications", Proceedings of IEEE, published in Aug. 2018.

  • Publications Chair, IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 2018.

  • Data Competition Chair, IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP), 2017, 2018.

  • Session Organizer and Chair, "Taming Nonconvexity in High-Dimensional Statistical Inference", Asilomar 2018.

  • Session Organizer and Chair, "Bilinear Inverse Problems", Asilomar 2016.

  • Co-Chair, IEEE GlobalSIP Symposium on Information Processing for Big Data, 2014.

  • Session Organizer and Chair, "Wireless Health", Asilomar 2013.

  • Serve regularly on Technical Program Committee for major signal processing conferences.

Selected University Services


  • Chair of Ph.D. Graduate Admission Committee, Dept. of ECE, CMU, 2019 - 2020.

  • Member of Ph.D. Graduate Admission Committee, Dept. of ECE, CMU, 2017 - 2019.