Yuxin Chen

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I am an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering, and an associated faculty member of Computer Science, Applied and Computational Mathematics, and the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning at Princeton University.

Prior to joining Princeton in Spring 2017, I was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Statistics at Stanford University supervised by Prof. Emmanuel Candès. I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in Fall 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Goldsmith.

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

C330, Engineering Quad
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544

Email: yuxin dot chen at princeton dot edu


I'm looking for highly motivated postdocs with strong mathematical background and interest in the general areas of high-dimensional statistics, nonconvex optimization, and reinforcement learning.

Recent news

  • My first student Cong Ma will join the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago as an assistant professor in 2021. Congratulations, Cong!!!

  • I received the 2019 AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award and the 2020 ARO YIP Award.

  • I received the 2020 Princeton graduate mentoring award.


Recent papers