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Zhihui Zhu
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Denver

Engineering and Computer Science Building
2155 E. Wesley Avenue
Denver CO 80208, USA

Phone: (303) 871-5249

(Photo by SL, at Maroon Bells Aspen, September 2016)

I am looking for self-motivated students who are interested in data science, machine learning, optimization, and signal processing. If you are interested in joining my lab, please send me your CV, transcripts, and any demonstration materials such as papers or drafts.

I am an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Denver. I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mathematical Institute for Data Science at The Johns Hopkins University. I obtained my Ph.D. degreee in Electrical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2017. My research focuses on the interaction among the fields of signal processing, data analysis, and machine learning, using tools from optimization, approximation theory, and harmonic analysis. I am especially interested in efficient and reliable methods for extracting useful information in large-scale and high-dimensional signals and data. A few current projects include deep neural networks for unsupervised learning and inverse problems; landscape analysis of (nonsmooth) nonconvex optimizations; efficient and provably correct algorithms in the offline, stochastic, or distributed settings by exploiting the geometric properties; theoretically understanding of deep learning.