Niao He
Niao He
Assistant Professor
(217) 300-3467
211 Transportation Building

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Education

  • Ph.D. in Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
  • M.S. in Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2010

Academic Positions

  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, August 2018-present
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, UIUC, June 2018-present
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, UIUC, Feb 2016-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, UIUC, Jan 2015-present

Other Professional Employment

  • Research Intern, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Summer 2013
  • Research Intern, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China, Summer 2009

Resident Instruction

  • IE 598 Optimization Under Uncertainty, Spring 2020
  • SE 494 Senior Design Project, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018
  • IE 521 Convex Optimization, Spring 2017, Spring 2019
  • IE 598 Big Data Optimization, Fall 2016, Spring 2018
  • IE 300 Analysis of Data, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2020

Research Interests

  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Optimization under Uncertainty
  • Machine Learning
  • Large-scale Optimization

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, UIUC (Spring 2018)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, UIUC (Spring 2017)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Outstanding, UIUC (Fall 2016)
  • Collins Scholar, UIUC (Spring 2016)

Research Honors

  • Center for Advanced Study (CAS) Fellow (2020)
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Fellow (2018)
  • NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award (2018)
  • SIAM Early Career Travel Award, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2017)
  • Best Paper Award, Artificial Intelligence and Statistics 2016 (2016)

Recent Courses Taught

  • IE 300 BD1 (IE 300 BD2, IE 300 BD3, IE 300 BD4, IE 300 BL1, IE 300 AL1, IE 300 CD1, IE 300 CD2, IE 300 CD3, IE 300 CD4, IE 300 CL1) - Analysis of Data
  • IE 521 - Convex Optimization
  • IE 598 NH (IE 598 OU) - Optimization Under Uncertainty