About me

I am Yi, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. I am working with Prof. Robert Heath and Prof. Sanjay Shakkottai.

My Ph.D. research focuses on wireless communication and networking, signal processing, system prototyping, deep learning, and reinforcement learning.

Here is my Google Scholar.


Sep. 2014 - May 2017 , Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

M.S. in Information and Communication Engineering (Dual Master Degree program)

Advisors: Prof. Hui-Ming Wang & Prof. Qinye Yin

GPA: 90.77/100 Ranking: 1/96

Sep. 2012 - Aug. 2014, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France

Diplôme d'Ingénieur with a minor Virtual Reality (Dual Master Degree program)

Advisor: Prof. Guillaume Moreau

GPA: 17.69/20

Sep. 2010 - Sep. 2012, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

B.S. in Information Engineering

GPA: 90.09/100 Ranking: 1/156

Core Courses

  1. Mathematics:

    • Advanced Mathematics

    • Probability and Stochastic Processes

    • Convex Optimization

    • Numerical Analysis

    • Advanced Probability

  2. Electrical Engineering:

    • Wireless Communications

    • Signals and Systems

    • Digital Signal Processing

    • Estimation Theory

    • Analysis & Design of Communication Networks

  3. Computer Science:

    • Online learning

    • Data Mining

    • Algorithm and Programming (Java, Python, C/C++, Matlab)

    • Data Structure and Algorithms

    • Computer Science for Virtual Reality Engineering

Peer Reviewer

    • IEEE Transactions on Communications

    • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

    • IEEE Communications Letters

    • IEEE Wireless Communications Letters

    • IEEE Access


    • English:
      GRE: V153+Q170+AW3.5
      TOEFL: R29+L28+S22+W27

    • French:
      Dalf C1, Professional working proficiency

    • Chinese:
      Native Speaker