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Yuxin Chen is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Chicago. Previously, Chen was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Prior to Caltech, he received his Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zurich in 2017. His research interest lies broadly in probabilistic reasoning and machine learning. He was a recipient of the Google European Doctoral Fellowship in Interactive Machine Learning, the Swiss SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship, and the PIMCO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Science.


Focus Areas: Interactive Learning Systems, Machine Learning, Machine Teaching

Chen currently focuses on developing interactive machine learning systems that involve active learning, sequential decision making, interpretable models and machine teaching.


AI & Machine Learning

Foundations and applications of computer algorithms making data-centric models, predictions, and decisions

Labs & Groups

Machine Learning Group

Researchers at the University of Chicago and partner institutions studying the foundations and applications of machine learning and AI.

Awards & Honors

PIMCO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Swiss National Science Foundation Early Mobility Postdoctoral Fellowship
Best Paper Award, Constructive ML Workshop at ICML
Google Europe Fellowship in Interactive Machine Learning
Outstanding Thesis Award, USTC

News & Events

UChicago CS News

DSI Discovery Challenge Awardees Train Data Science on Medicine, Clean Water, and Education

Apr 09, 2021
Past Event

Anqi (Angie) Liu (Caltech) – Towards Trustworthy AI: Provably Robust Extrapolation for Decision Making

Feb 10, 2021
UChicago CS News

UChicago Researchers Receive Grants to Apply Computational Techniques to COVID Fight

Jul 17, 2020
UChicago CS News

New AI + Science Grants Fund Projects & Workshops in Chemistry, Physics, and CS Education

May 12, 2020
UChicago CS News

An Automated Menu for LHC Data and the Search for Dark Matter

Mar 18, 2020
UChicago CS News

CDAC Announces Autumn 2019 Discovery Grant Projects

Jan 06, 2020
Past Event

Yisong Yue (Caltech) – New Frontiers in Imitation Learning

Nov 13, 2019
UChicago CS News

New UChicago CS Asst. Prof. Yuxin Chen Turns AI Into an Active Learner and Teacher

Oct 24, 2019
UChicago CS News

UChicago Jumpstarts Collaborations with National Labs in AI, Quantum

Jul 29, 2019
UChicago CS News

Eight New Faculty Members Join UChicago CS for 2019-20 Academic Year

Jul 15, 2019
Past Event

Yuxin Chen (Caltech) – Interactive Learning and Decision Making with Machines and People

Feb 11, 2019
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