Tianyi Chen has been with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as an assistant professor since August 2019.
Dr. Chen is the inaugural recipient of IEEE Signal Processing Society Best PhD Dissertation Award in 2020, a recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2021 and a recipient of Amazon Research Award in 2022. 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.
Dr. Chen's current research focuses on theoretical and algorithmic foundations of optimization, machine learning, and statistical signal processing.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA: Ph.D, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2019
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA: M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2016
Fudan University, China: B.S., Communication Science and Engineering, 2014
Amazon Research Award - AWS AI, 2022
Cisco Faculty Research Award, 2022
Best Student Paper Award (as senior author), ICASSP, 2021
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2021
IEEE Signal Processing Society Best PhD Dissertation Award, 2020
Best Student Paper Award (as senior author), NeurIPS workshop on Federated Learning (NeurIPS-SpicyFL), 2020
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, UMN, 2017
Best Student Paper Award Finalist, Asilomar, 2017
Graduate School Fellowship, UMN, 2014
National Scholarship (Top 2%), China, 2013