Yao Xie

Academic Positions

Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Early Career Professor
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-

Assistant Professor, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-

Research Scientist, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Supervisers: Robert Calderbank and Rebecca Willett)
Duke University, 2011-2013

Education

Ph.D. Major: Electrical Engineering, Minor: Mathematics (Advisers: David Siegmund and Andrea Goldsmith)
Stanford University, 2006-2011

M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Florida, 2004-2006

B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Information Science
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 2000-2004

Industry Experience

Summer Intern, General Electric (GE) Global Research Center, Medical Imaging Lab, Niskayuna, NY, 2007

Funded Projects

NSF CCF-1650913. PI. CAREER: Quick Detection for Streaming Data Over Dynamic Networks. 7/2017-6/2022.
Atlanta Police Foundation Award. PI. Crime correlation detection from large-scale APD police report data. 7/2017-6/2018.
NSF CMMI-1538746. Co-PI. Combining statistical process control and optimization via simulation for robust sensor network design in the presence of sensor measurement error. 8/2015-8/2018. PI Seong-Hee Kim (Georgia Tech) and Co-PI Aral Mustafa (Georgia Tech).
NSF CCF-1442635. PI. Collaborative Research: CyberSEES: Real-time ambient noise seismic imaging for subsurface sustainability. 1/2015-12/2019. Collaborating with PI WenZhan Song (Georgia State) and PI Fan-Chi Lin (University of Utah).
Georgia Tech IMAT Seed Grant Award. Dynamically Responsive Scanning Diffraction for High-Throughput Analysis of Phase Assemblage in Functional Complex Oxides". 10/2016-7/2017. Collaborating with J. Kacher and M. Losego at the School of Material Science, Georgia Tech.
Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP), Air Force Research Lab, Information Directorate, Summer 2016.
Georgia Family Foundation Seed Grant, Sequential blood pressure changepoint detection, founded in Feb. 2014. PI, Turgay Ayer (Georgia Tech).
NSF CNS-1551297. PI. NSF Student Travel Grant for the 10th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks and System (WUWNet'15). 10/2015-3/2016.

Honors and Awards

General Yao-Wu Wang Stanford Graduate Fellowship, 2007-2010.

Wen-Yuan Pan Scholarship, 2007.

Alumni Fellowship, University of Florida, 2004-2006.

First Place of Best Student Paper Award, Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, 2005.

Finalist of Best Student Paper Contest, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2007.

Zongzhi Zhang Science and Technology Scholarship, 2003.

Best Undergraduate Thesis Award, University of Science and Technology of China, 2004.
Best Graduate of University of Science and Technology of China and Anhui Province, 2004.
First Prize in China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (CUMCM), 2003.
First Prize, National Olympiad in Informatics in Provinces (NOIP), 1999.

Professional Service

Elected Member of the IEEE Machine Learning and Signal Processing Technical Committee, 2015-2018.
TPC, IEEE CAMSAP 2015.
Guest Editor, IEEE Intelligent Systems Trends & Controversies (T&C), Special Issue on System Informatics, 2015.
Finance Chair, ACM 10th WUWNet 2015, Washington DC.
Social Media and SigView Chair, 3rd IEEE GlobalSIP Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, December 2015, Orlando, Florida.
Organizing Chair, Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Application (MOPTA), Lehigh University, 2014 special session on ``information theory and optimization.''
Organizing Chair, Information Processing for Big Data symposium, 2nd IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, December 3-5, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Session Chair, IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP), Aug. 2012
Session Chair, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Communications, Oct. 2013, Oct. 2012
Session Chair, Third International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies, June, 2011.
Reviewer for IEEE Trans. Information Theory, IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, IEEE Sel. Topic Signal Processing, IEEE Trans. on Communications, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, Annals Statistics, J. Royal Statistical Society Ser. B.