Yongxin Chen


Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Iowa State University

3218 Coover Hall
Ames, IA 50011

Email: yongchen@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-294-2084
URL: www.ece.iastate.edu/ yongchen


Yongxin Chen was born in Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China. He received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong university, China, in 2011, and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, under the supervision of Tryphon Georgiou, from University of Minnesota. After that, he had a one-year Research Fellowship in the Department of Medical Physics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with Allen Tannenbaum. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. He received the George S. Axelby Best Paper Award (IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control) in 2017 for his joint work ‘‘Optimal steering of a linear stochastic system to a final probability distribution, Part I’’ with Tryphon Georgiou and Michele Pavon.

He is interested in the applications of mathematics in engineering, physics, data science and biology. His current research focuses on optimal mass transport theory with applications in stochastic control, machine learning and biology networks.