Yuejie Chi
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Biomedical Informatics
The Ohio State University

I am an assistant professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the Dept. of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University since Fall 2012.

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. I interned at Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab at Cambridge, MA in Summer 2011, and at Qualcomm Inc. at San Diego, CA in Summer 2010. I was also a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Duke University and Colorado State University. Here is my CV.

I have an Erdos number of 3.

My research is motivated by the challenge of efficiently extracting information embedded in a large amount of data. I am interested in the mathematics of data representation that take advantage of structures and geometry to minimize complexity, both at the sensing stage and at the analysis stage.


  • Aug. 2015: New semester starts after attending a rewarding workshop at Oberwolfach. I will be offering ECE 8201: Advanced Topics in Signal Processing and holding office hours every Thursday 3:00-5:00pm, or by appointments. Students interested in discussions are welcome to stop by!

  • Jun. 2015: New manuscripts on guaranteed blind super-resolution and source separation are posted on arxiv.

  • May 2015: Paper on 2D super-resolution microscopy imaging has been accepted to Optics Letters! This paper applies 2D spectrum estimation method (MEMP) to STORM imaging, resulting in 100-fold speed-up with respect to current state-of-the-art CS approaches with comparable performance.

  • May 2015: I received the ONR Young Investigator Program Award. The official announcement is available here.

  • Mar. 2015: Papers on stable parameter estimation of mixture models with my student Yuanxin Li have been accepted to ISIT 2015 and SAMPTA 2015.

  • Mar. 2015: Paper on covariance sketching has been accepted to IEEE Trans. on Information Theory.

  • Jan. 2015: I received the AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award. The official announcement is available here.

Job Openings

  • Postdoc Opening: I am looking for a postdoc with a strong background in statistical signal processing, optimization, information theory, machine learning, or related field. If you're interested, please contact me with your CV and a list of three references.

  • GRA Openings: I am always looking for bright and self-motivated students to join my lab. Please put comm&sp as your area of interests and mention my name in your application if you're interested in working with me. Students that are already at OSU are welcomed to contact me directly.


  • Office: Dreese Lab 606

  • Mailing address: 2015 Neil Avenue, Columbus OH 43210

  • Email: chi dot 97 at osu dot edu