Xiaohui Chen (short bio)

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, and since 2019 he is an Associate Professor of Statistics at UIUC. He held Visiting Faculty position in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2019-2020. He received numerous notable awards, including an NSF CAREER Award in 2018, an Arnold O. Beckman Award at UIUC in 2018, an ICSA Outstanding Young Researcher Award 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.