Xiaohui Chen

Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Xiaohui Chen received a Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2013 from the University of British Columba (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute located on the University of Chicago campus. In 2013 he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as an Assistant Professor of Statistics. He is an Associate Professor of Statistics at UIUC since 2019 and a member of Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) since 2020. He is currently a Visiting Faculty in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during 2019-2020. He received numerous notable awards, including an NSF CAREER Award in 2018, an Arnold O. Beckman Award at UIUC in 2018, an Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) in 2019, an Associate appointment in the Center for Advanced Study at UIUC in 2020-2021, and a Simons Fellowship in Mathematics from the Simons Foundation in 2020-2021. His teaching was recognized three times by the University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. He is an Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Statistics. His research work covers the broad areas of statistics and mathematics of data science, including high-dimensional statistics, nonparametric statistics, machine learning, signal processing, time series analysis, dynamical systems, and optimal transport.

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