Eric Chi

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Eric Chi received BA and PhD degrees from Rice University and an MS from the University of California, Berkeley. His PhD studies were funded through a Department of Energy Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). As part of this fellowship, he completed research practica at Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. After his PhD, he completed postdoctoral positions in the Human Genetics department at UCLA and the Digital Signal Processing group at Rice University. Before joining Rice, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University (2015-2021).

Research Areas

Statistical learning, numerical optimization, and their application to analyzing large and complicated modern data in biological science and engineering applications


B.A. Physics, Rice University

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley

Ph.D. and M.A. Statistics, Rice University

Honors & Awards

2020 LeRoy and Elva Martin Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Sciences, NCSU

2018 CAREER Award, NSF

2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award


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