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Qing Qu
1301 Beal AvenueAnn Arbor, MI 48109-2122

Qing Qu is an assistant professor in the ECE Division of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of the College of Engineering, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He is also affiliated with the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), the Michigan Center for Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics (MCAIM), and the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE).

He received his B.E. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2011, and obtained his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University with Prof. John Wright in 2018. He was a Moore-Sloan fellow at NYU Center for Data Science from 2018 to 2020. He is the recipient of Best Student Paper Award at SPARS’15 (with Ju Sun and John Wright), and the recipient of the 2016 Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowship in machine learning. He received the NSF Career Award in 2022, and Amazon AWS AI Awards in 2023.

His research interest lies in the intersection of signal processing, data science, machine learning, and numerical optimization. He is particularly interested in computational methods for learning low-complexity models from high-dimensional data, leveraging tools from machine learning, numerical optimization, and high-dimensional geometry, with applications in imaging sciences and scientific discovery. Recently, his major interest lies in understanding deep networks through the lens of low-dimensional modeling.

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Funding Acknowledgement

Our group acknowledge generous support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Amazon Research, KLA Corporation, and MIDAS