Carnegie Mellon University

Yuejie Chi

Yuejie Chi

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Yuejie Chi received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2012, and the B.E. (Hon.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2007. Since January 2018, she is an Associate Professor with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where she holds the Robert E. Doherty Early Career Professorship. She is the recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award in 2013 and the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in 2012. She received the NSF CAREER Award in 2017, Young Investigator Program Awards from AFOSR and ONR in 2015, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities in 2014, Google Faculty Research Award in 2013, and Roberto Padovani scholarship from Qualcomm Inc. in 2010. She is an Elected Member of the MLSP and SPTM Technical Committees of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 2016 to 2018. Her research interests include signal processing, machine learning, large-scale optimization, and their applications in data science, inverse problems, imaging, and sensing systems.


My research is motivated by the challenge of efficiently extracting information embedded in a large amount of data, as well as collecting data efficiently to gather actionable information. I am interested in the mathematics of data representation that take advantage of structures and geometry to minimize complexity and improve performance. Specific topics include mathematical and statistical signal processing, machine learning, large-scale optimization, sampling and information theory, with applications in sensing, imaging and big data.


  • Signal processing
  • Machine learning
  • Optimization
  • Radar
  • Sensor and sensing

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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

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

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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.