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2015 Young Alumni Achievement Award

For fundamental contributions to representation, sampling, and inference for high-dimensional data, with broad applications in sensing, communications, and imaging.

Yue Lu

Yue Lu

PhD ?07

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Yue M. Lu was born in Shanghai. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received an MS degree in mathematics and a PhD degree in electrical engineering, both in 2007.

He has worked for Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, and Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, N.J. Between 2007 and 2010, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Audiovisual Communications Laboratory at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. He is currently an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Harvard University, where he directs the Signals, Information, and Networks Group at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

He received the Most Innovative Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing in 2006 for his paper with Professor Minh Do on the construction of directional multiresolution image representations, the Best Student Paper Award at the same conference in 2007, and the Best Student Presentation Award at the 31st SIAM SEAS Conference in 2007. Student papers supervised and coauthored by him won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing in 2011, and the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing in 2014. He has been an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing since December 2014 and an elected member of the IEEE Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee
since January 2015.