Cheng Chen

Cheng Chen 

Tenure-track Associate Professor
Software Engineering Institute
East China Normal University

Office: Math Building 304

About Me

I am currently a tenure-track associate professor in Software Engineering Institute of East China Normal University. Previously I worked at Nanyang Technological University as a research fellow. I received my PhD degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where I was fortunate enough to be advised by Yong Yu and Zhihua Zhang. During the PhD, I was visiting the math department of UC Berkeley, hosted by Ming Gu. Prior to that, I received my bachelor's degree from ACM Class at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Prospective students:

I am always looking for outstanding and highly self-motivated students to work with me. Please email me with your CV and transcripts if you are interested.

Research Interest

My research interest is in developing practical machine learning algorithms with strong theoretical guarantees, with a focus on

  • online learning

  • reinforcement learning

  • fast and scalable optimization methods

  • matrix low-rank approximation

  • streaming numerical linear algebra