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Eric Chi

  • Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • North Carolina State University Department of Statistics
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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University. Before coming to NC State, 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.


Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics

Associate Editor

2016 - Present

Statistical Methods in Medical Research

Editorial Board

2011 - Present

Recent publications

  • Generalized linear model regression under distance-to-set penalties

    • Xu J
    • Chi E
    • Lange K
  • A Look at the Generalized Heron Problem through the Lens of Majorization-Minimization


Professional experience

Assistant Professor

North Carolina State University, Statistics

August 2015 - Present

Postdoctoral Researcher

Rice University

July 2013 - August 2015(2 years)

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of California Los Angeles

September 2011 - July 2013(2 years)



Department of Statistics, Rice University

August 2007 - December 2011(4 years)


Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California - Berkeley

August 1999 - December 2001(2 years)


Department of Physics, Rice University

August 1995 - May 1999(4 years)

Co-authors (16)

  • Thiên Phú