About Me

Lijie Chen 

Research Interests: Theoretical Computer Science

I have a broad interest in theoretical computer science. In particular, I am interested in Computational Complexity and Fine-Grained Complexity.

I am currently a fourth year graduate student at MIT, and I am very fortunated to be advised by Ryan Williams. Prior to that, I received my bachelor's degree from Yao Class at Tsinghua University.

At Tsinghua University, I was advised by Prof. Jian Li, working on Multi-Armed Bandits. During the Spring of 2016, I was visiting MIT, working under the supervision of Prof. Scott Aaronson on Quantum Complexity.

Random Stuffs

I used to participate in Competitive Programming. TopCoder and Codeforces. (Distant Memories Now)

Selected Awards

  • 2013 International Olympiad in Informatics, Gold medal, First Place.

  • 2015/2016 International Collegiate Programming Contest, Asia-East Continent Final, First place.

  • 2017 ACM-ICPC world finals, 6th place (with Yuhao Du, Ce Jin).

  • 2019 STOC Best Student Paper.

  • 2019 FOCS Best Student Paper.

  • 2020 IBM Fellowship