Aolin Xu

xuaolin@gmail.com
I'm interested in statistical inference and learning, optimal decision making under uncertainty, and information theory. I obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois in December 2016. Before that, I obtained the B.S. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and the M.S. degree from Tsinghua University, both in Electrical Engineering.

For my PhD, I had been fortunate to work under the guidance of Prof. Maxim Raginsky, and had the chance to study the fundamental limits of statistical learning algorithms, distributed estimation, and distributed function computation, using tools from information theory. See this page for an introduction of my PhD work.

I also have some experience in message passing reconstruction for group testing based on factor graphs, iterative detection and decoding algorithms for wireless communications, and communication receiver design and FPGA implementation. Most of those works were done with Prof. Kewu Peng or with Peter Kairouz.