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.

Research areas: mathematical data science, statistics, information theory, optimization, reinforcement learning, and their applications to medical imaging, power electronics, and computational biology.

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 reinforcement learning), statistics, and optimization.

Recent news

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  • Yuling Yan will join University of Wisconsin–Madison as an Assistant Professor of Statistics in 2024, after being a Norbert Wiener postdoc at MIT (advised by P. Rigollet and M. Wainwright). Congratulations, Yuling!!

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