Yuxin Chen

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I am an associate professor of Statistics and Data Science and of Electrical and Systems Engineering at University of Pennsylvania. Before moving to UPenn in 2022, I was an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and an associated faculty member of Computer Science and Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University from 2017 to 2021. Prior to this, I was a postdoc in Statistics at Stanford University from 2015 to 2017, and obtained my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in Jan 2015.

313 Academic Research Building
265 South 37th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Email: yuxinc at wharton dot upenn dot edu


I'm looking for highly motivated postdocs and Ph. D. students with strong mathematical background and interest in machine learning theory (particularly diffusion models, and LLM), statistics, and optimization.

Recent news

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  • We will teach a tutorial at ISIT 2024 on reinforcement learning theory (together with Y. Chi and Y. Wei).
  • Yuchen Zhou will join UIUC as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2024. Congrats, Yuchen!
  • Hong Hu will join WUSTL as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2024. Congrats, Hong!
  • Yuling Yan received the IMS Lawrence D. Brown Ph. D. Student Award and the ICCM Best Thesis Award (silver medal). Congrats, Yuling!
  • Changxiao Cai has joined University of Michigan-Ann Arbor as an Assistant Professor. Congrats, Changxiao!
  • Gen Li has joined Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor. Congrats, Gen!
  • Yuling Yan will join University of Wisconsin-Madison as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2024, after being a Norbert Wiener postdoc at MIT (advised by P. Rigollet and M. Wainwright). Congrats, Yuling!
  • Qian Yu has joined UCSB as an Assistant Professor. Congrats, Qian!

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