Yudong Chen    


Associate Professor (On Leave)
School of Operations Research and Information Engineering
Cornell University
223 Frank H.T. Rhodes Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-0698   Fax: (607) 255-9129
yudong.chen at cornell dot edu


I am currently on leave from Cornell. Here is my new homepage at UW-Madison CS.


I am an associate professor in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) at Cornell University (also a graduate field member of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Statistics, and Applied Mathemathcs). My research interests include machine learning, high-dimensional and robust statistics, and optimization. Some of the topics that I am interested in are: sparse recovery and compressed sensing, robust matrix completion and PCA, graph clustering and community detection in networks, mixture problems, large-scale learning and optimization, computational and statstistical tradeoffs, and non-convex statistical algorithms.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2013 from The University of Texas at Austin, advised by Constantine Caramanis. From 2013 to 2015 I was a postdoc in the EECS department at the University of California, Berkeley hosted by Martin J. Wainwright. In 2014 and 2015 I was a visiting scholar at the National University of Singapore. I received my B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University. I worked as an intern at Raytheon BBN, IBM and Siemens.