Yao Xie

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor and Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Early Career Professor
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-

Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-

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


Georgia Tech Statistics Center
Georgia Tech Center for Machine Learning
Georgia Tech IPaT (Institute for People and Technology)


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and minor in 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

National Science Foundation (NSF) CMMI-1917624. Co-PI. Workshop on Decision Analytics for Dynamic Policing, in Arlington, Virginia; May 9-10, 2019. PI, Victoria C. Chen. Co-PIs, Yuan Zhou, Burcu B. Keskin, James P. Brooks, and Yao Xie. 3/2019-2/2020.
National Science Foundation (NSF) CCF-1650913. PI. CAREER: Quick Detection for Streaming Data Over Dynamic Networks. 7/2017-6/2022.
National Science Foundation (NSF) DMS-1830210. PI. ATD: Scanning Dynamic Spatial-Temporal Discrete Events for Threat Detection. 10/2018-9/2021.
National Science Foundation (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. 8/2015-12/2018. PI Seong-Hee Kim (Georgia Tech) and Co-PI Aral Mustafa (Georgia Tech).
National Science Foundation (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 (University of Georgia) and PI Fan-Chi Lin (University of Utah).
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). PI at Georgia Tech. Predictive coating condition model for advanced asset management. 7/2019-6/2021. PI Fritz Friedersdorf (PI), Casey Jones (PI). Co-PI at Georgia Tech: Mark Losego, Josh Kacher.
Atlanta Police Foundation Award. PI. Optimal police zone redistribution using statistical predictions with city growth factors. 7/2018-12/2018.
SF Express. Co-PI. Data-driven courier scheduling and management for express services. 10/2017-9/2018. PI George Lan (Georgia Tech), Co-PI Enlu Zhou (Georgia Tech), Co-PI Alex Shapiro (Georgia Tech).
Adobe Research Gift Award. PI. Multi-arm bandit problems in non-stationary environments. 2017.
Atlanta Police Foundation Award. PI. Crime correlation detection from large-scale APD police report data. 7/2017-6/2018.
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

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2017.
General Yao-Wu Wang Stanford Graduate Fellowship, 2007-2010.
Pan Wen Yuan 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.
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.