Qian Yu

This is a photo of me and a fixed pulley.

About Me


  • University of Southern California (USC), Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering, supervised by Prof. Salman Avestimehr, 2015 - 2020

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, supervised by Prof. Muriel Médard, 2014 - 2015

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), B.S. double major in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Physics, 2011 - 2014

  • Tsinghua University, B.S. candidate in Electronic Engineering, 2010 - 2011. Transferred to MIT in 2011

Research Interest


  • Information theory

  • Machine learning algorithms

  • Distributed computing

  • Reversible logic gates

Selected Awards & Honors


  • Google PhD Fellowship, 2018

  • Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award, 2017

  • USC Annenberg PhD Fellowship Fellowship, 2015

  • Putnam Mathematical Competition Honorable Mention, 2013

  • International Physics Olympiad Gold Medal, 2010

Contact Me


Email: qyu880 (at) usc (dot) edu

Office: 3740 McClintock Ave, EEB 514

Los Angeles, CA 90089-2565

Link to CV

Recent News


  • I am currently on the job market for tenure-track faculty positions.

  • Oct 2020: Talk at MIT on Coding Theory for Distributed Computation

  • Sep 2019: Invited talk at MIT on Coded Computing


Publications


Journal Articles and Preprints



Conference Articles



PhD Thesis