Tianyi Chen

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Tianyi Chen

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Office: Room 6036, Jonsson Engineering Center
Address: 110 8th Street, Troy, New York, 12180-3590
Tel: 518-276-3173
E-mail: chent18 [@] rpi.edu;  chentianyi19 [@] gmail.com (preferred)

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About me

Tianyi Chen has been with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as an assistant professor since August 2019. In RPI, I am also an active member in the Rensselaer-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration (AIRC). Prior to joining RPI, he received the doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Prof. Georgios B. Giannakis.

Dr. Chen is the inaugural recipient of IEEE Signal Processing Society Best PhD Dissertation Award in 2020 and a recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2021. He is also a co-author of the Best Student Paper Award at the NeurIPS Federated Learning Workshop in 2020 and at IEEE ICASSP in 2021.

Research interests: theoretical and algorithmic foundations of optimization, machine learning, and statistical signal processing, with applications in networked systems such as wireless systems and Internet-of-Things.

Notice: I am always looking for self-motivated students and visitors working in the areas of machine learning, signal processing, optimization, and wireless networks. Please drop me an email if you are interested.


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