About me

I am advised by Professor Pulkit Grover and Professor Soummya Kar.

Before I joined CMU I was an undergraduate student in the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University

My resume is available HERE.

Relevant and Interested Areas

  • Computing with distributed and graph-structured data
  • Coding theory and information theory
  • Graph signal processing and graph mining

Research Experience

  • Research Intern at Bell Labs, mentored by Dr. Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali, summer 2016
  • Undergraduate thesis research in Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, advised by Professor Wei Chen and Professor Bo Bai, 2013
  • Research assistant in Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University, advised by Professor Longbo Huang, 2013
  • Research Intern in UC Davis, mentored by Professor Qing Zhao, summer 2012
  • Student research training in Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, mentored by Professor Pingyi Fan, 2012.


  • Multimedia Databases and Data Mining
  • Advanced Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Advanced Coding Theory
  • Advanced Probability Overview
  • Information Theory
  • Estimation, Detection and Identification
  • Error Control Coding
  • Linear Systems
  • Advanced Digital Communications

Contact information

Porter Hall B43

5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA, 15213

Email: yyaoqing AT andrew.cmu.edu