Georgia Tech’s Stewart School for Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) announced that Assistant Professor Yao Xie has been appointed to the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Early Career Professorship.
“Since Yao joined the Stewart School four years ago, she has made significant contributions to ISyE and her field,” said Edwin Romeijn, H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair and Professor in ISyE. “Her appointment as the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Early Career Professor recognizes her impressive research in big data analytics, signal/information processing, and machine learning, and will enable her to continue advancing in her career.”
Xie’s new appointment will allow her to further pursue her research in sequential statistical methods, statistical signal processing, big data analysis, compressed sensing, and optimization. Her work has applications to wireless communications, sensor networks, as well as medical and astronomical imaging.
"I am incredibly excited and honored to receive the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Early Career Professorship and extremely grateful for the generous gift from the Nash family,” Xie said. “The award not only provides support to further my research in building useful statistical methods and machine-learning algorithms, but it also comes as a welcome recognition from ISyE.”
Before coming to ISyE in 2013, Xie served as a research scientist in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University after receiving her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2011.