Eric Chi

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4647-0895

Statistics, Machine Learning, Numerical Optimization

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University. I earned my PhD in statistics at Rice University in 2011. After completing my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in both the Human Genetics department at UCLA and the Digital Signal Processing group at Rice University. My research interests are in statistical learning and numerical optimization and their application to analyzing large and complicated modern data in biological science and engineering applications.

Works (28)

2020 journal article

FastLORS: Joint modelling for expression quantitative trait loci mapping in R

Stat, 9(1).

By: J. Rhyne, X. Jeng, E. Chi & J. Tzeng

Source: ORCID
Added: May 7, 2020

2020 journal article

Sparse Single Index Models for Multivariate Responses

Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 6, 1–29.

By: Y. Feng, L. Xiao & E. Chi

Source: ORCID
Added: July 1, 2020

2019 conference paper

Co-manifold learning with missing data

In K. Chaudhuri & R. Salakhutdinov (Eds.), International Conference on Machine Learning (Vol. 97, pp. 4605–4614). Long Beach, California, USA: PMLR.

By: G. Mishne, E. Chi & R. Coifman

Ed(s): K. Chaudhuri & R. Salakhutdinov

Event: at Long Beach, California, USA

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2019 journal article

Going Off the Grid: Iterative Model Selection for Biclustered Matrix Completion

JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND GRAPHICAL STATISTICS, 28(1), 36–47.

By: E. Chi, L. Hu, A. Saibaba & A. Rao

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: May 13, 2019

2019 review

Matrix completion from a computational statistics perspective

[Review of ]. WILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS, 11(5), e1469.

By: E. Chi & T. Li

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 26, 2019

2019 journal article

Recovering Trees with Convex Clustering

SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science, 1(3), 383–407.

By: E. Chi & S. Steinerberger

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2019 article

Shape Constrained Tensor Decompositions

2019 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATA SCIENCE AND ADVANCED ANALYTICS (DSAA 2019), pp. 287–297.

By: B. Lusch, E. Chi & J. Kutz

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 13, 2020

2019 journal article

Tensor canonical correlation analysis

Stat, 8(1).

By: E. Min, E. Chi & H. Zhou

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 journal article

A majorization–minimization algorithm for split feasibility problems

Computational Optimization and Applications, 71(3), 795–828.

By: J. Xu, E. Chi, M. Yang & K. Lange

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: December 10, 2018

2017 journal article

Convex Biclustering

Biometrics, 73(1), 10–19.

By: E. Chi, G. Allen & R. Baraniuk

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

Generalized Linear Model Regression under Distance-to-set Penalties

In I. Guyon, U. V. Luxburg, S. Bengio, H. Wallach, R. Fergus, S. Vishwanathan, & R. Garnett (Eds.), Neural Information Processing Systems (pp. 1385–1395). Curran Associates, Inc.

By: J. Xu, E. Chi & K. Lange

Ed(s): I. Guyon, U. Luxburg, S. Bengio, H. Wallach, R. Fergus, S. Vishwanathan, R. Garnett

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2016 journal article

Estimating a common period for a set of irregularly sampled functions with applications to periodic variable star data

The Annals of Applied Statistics, 10(1), 165–197.

By: J. Long, E. Chi & R. Baraniuk

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

k-POD: A Method for k-Means Clustering of Missing Data

The American Statistician, 70(1), 91–99.

By: J. Chi, E. Chi & R. Baraniuk

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Convex Clustering: An Attractive Alternative to Hierarchical Clustering

PLoS Computational Biology, 11(5), e1004228.

By: G. Chen, E. Chi, J. Ranola & K. Lange

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2015 journal article

Splitting Methods for Convex Clustering

Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 24(4), 994–1013.

By: E. Chi & K. Lange

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2014 journal article

A Brief Survey of Modern Optimization for Statisticians

International Statistical Review, 82(1), 46–70.

By: K. Lange, E. Chi & H. Zhou

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2014 journal article

A Look at the Generalized Heron Problem through the Lens of Majorization-Minimization

The American Mathematical Monthly, 121(2), pp. 95–108.

By: E. Chi & K. Lange

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2014 journal article

Rejoinder

International Statistical Review, 82(1), 81–89.

By: K. Lange, E. Chi & H. Zhou

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2014 journal article

Robust Parametric Classification and Variable Selection by a Minimum Distance Criterion

Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 23(1), 111–128.

By: E. Chi & D. Scott

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2014 journal article

Stable estimation of a covariance matrix guided by nuclear norm penalties

Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 80(0), 117–128.

By: E. Chi & K. Lange

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2013 journal article

Distance majorization and its applications

Mathematical Programming, 1–28.

By: E. Chi, H. Zhou & K. Lange

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2013 journal article

Genotype imputation via matrix completion

Genome Research, 23(3), 509–518.

By: E. Chi, H. Zhou, G. Chen, D. Del Vecchyo & K. Lange

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2013 conference paper

Imaging genetics via sparse canonical correlation analysis

Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2013 IEEE 10th International Symposium on, 740–743.

By: E. Chi, G. Allen, H. Zhou, O. Kohannim, K. Lange & P. Thompson

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2012 journal article

On Tensors, Sparsity, and Nonnegative Factorizations

SIAM Journal of Matrix Analysis and Applications, 33(4), 1272–1299.

By: E. Chi & T. Kolda

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2006 journal article

Proton auroral intensifications and injections at synchronous altitude

Geophysical Research Letters, 33(6).

By: E. Chi, S. Mende, M. Fok & G. Reeves

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2019

2005 journal article

Different Algorithms for Normal and Protection Paths

Journal of Network and Systems Management, 13(1), 13–33.

By: R. Gupta, E. Chi & J. Walrand

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 21, 2020

2004 journal article

Proactive resource provisioning

Computer Communications, 27(12), 1174–1182.

By: E. Chi, M. Fu & J. Walrand

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 21, 2020

2004 journal article

Proactive resource provisioning

Computer Communications, 27(12), 1174–1182.

By: E. Chi, M. Fu & J. Walrand

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 21, 2020

Employment

2015 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Assistant Professor Statistics

2013 - 2015

Rice University Houston, TX, US
Postdoctoral Research Associate Electrical and Computer Engineering

2011 - 2013

University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, US
Postdoctoral Scholar Human Genetics

Education

2007 - 2011

Rice University Houston, Texas, US
Ph.D. Statistics

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record.

grant September 23, 2019 - August 31, 2022
Imputing single cell RNA sequencing data: Mathematical, statistical and computational challenges
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
grant July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2023
CAREER: Stable and Scalable Estimation of the Intrinsic Geometry of Multiway Data
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences