Carnegie Mellon University

Yuejie Chi

Yuejie Chi

Sense of Wonder Group Endowed Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Yuejie Chi is the Sense of Wonder Group Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in AI Systems at Carnegie Mellon University., and a faculty affiliate with the Machine Learning department and CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from Princeton University, and B. Eng. (Hon.) from Tsinghua University, all in Electrical Engineering. She received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding early-career scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology, and the inaugural IEEE Signal Processing Society Early Career Technical Achievement Award for contributions to high-dimensional structured signal processing, both in 2019. In addition, she is a recipient of IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award, and young investigator awards from several agencies including NSF, ONR and AFOSR. She was named a Goldsmith Lecturer by IEEE Information Theory Society in 2021 and a Distinguished Lecturer by IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2022.


Her research interests lie in the theoretical and algorithmic foundations of data science, machine learning, signal processing and inverse problems, with applications in sensing, imaging and societal systems, broadly defined. Motivated by the challenge of extracting useful information and making reliable decisions from large-scale and high-dimensional data, particularly in sample-starved or resource-starved environments, the problems her group studies are often interdisciplinary in nature, lying at the intersection of statistics, learning, optimization, and sensing.


  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Signal Processing
  • Inverse Problems
  • Optimization

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Chi Awarded Best Paper at SIAM

Chi and researchers win the 2024 SIAG/Imaging Science Best Paper Prize for implicit regularization in nonconvex statistical estimation.
Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Chi Named 2023 IEEE Fellow

Yuejie Chi has been elevated to fellow status in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.
Monday, December 13, 2021

Chi Named 2022 SPS Distinguished Lecturer

The Distinguished Lecturer (DL) Program provides means for SPS Chapters and Student Branch Chapters to have access to well-known educators and authors in the fields of signal processing, to lecture at Chapter meetings.
Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Cen Selected as Finalist for the George Nicholas Student Paper Competition

ECE Ph.D. candidate Shicong Cen has recently been selected as a finalist for the George Nicholson Student Paper Competition.
Thursday, December 03, 2020

Chi Named 2021 Goldsmith Lecturer

As the recipient, Chi will deliver the Goldsmith Lecture at one of the ITSoc’s Schools of Information Theory.
Monday, April 06, 2020

Improving Data Performance

Chi recently took home the 2019 IEEE SPS Pierre-Simon Laplace Early Career Technical Achievement Award for her contributions to high-dimensional structured signal processing.
Monday, February 03, 2020

Air Force Partnership to Fuse AI and Materials Research

CMU and Air Force Research Laboratory establish 5-year, $7.5M Center of Excellence in data-driven materials research.
Monday, December 09, 2019

Six things you should know about AI from experts in the field

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering share what they have learned about artificial intelligence while working in the field—from what led to the explosion of AI applications, to where it could have the biggest impact in the future, to areas still ripe for discovery.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Exploring the essence of big data

Chi has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Established in 1996, the PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who have begun their independent research careers and have shown exceptional promise for advancing their fields.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Chi recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award

ECE’s Yuejie Chi is annouced as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.