Laixi Shi - Carnegie Mellon University


Laixi Shi

Ph.D. Candidate


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon Unviersity, Pittsburgh, United States

Email: laixis AT andrew DOT cmu DOT edu

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At present, I'm a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Carnegie Mellon University. I am fortunate to be advised by Prof.Yuejie Chi. I received my bachelor's degree from Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University in July 2018. Here is my short CV.

My research interests include data science, signal processing, inverse problems, nonconvex optimization, and high-dimensional statistical estimation, ranging from theory to applications.

[2020/05/18] Start internship in Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) from May to Auguest.

[2020/01/24] One paper accepted to International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2020, Barcelona.

[2019/10/15] Received Women in Machine Learning Workshop Travel Grant (2019).

Manifold Gradient Descent Solves Multi-channel Sparse Blind Deconvolution Provably and Efficiently

Laixi Shi, Yuejie Chi
International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2020. Full version is in submission.

[Paper] [Poster]

Device-free Multiple People Localization through Floor Vibration

Laixi Shi, Mostafa Mirshekari, Jonathon Fagert, Yuejie Chi, Hae Young Noh, Pei Zhang, and Shijia Pan
First ACM Workshop on Device-Free Human Sensing, 2019, New York, USA

[Paper] [Slides]

Micro Hand Gesture Recognition System Using Ultrasonic Active Sensing

Yu Sang, Laixi Shi, Yimin Liu
IEEE Access 6 (2018): 49339-49347.

[Paper] [Video]

Non-Wearable Three-Dimensional Display and Interaction Cube Based on Multi-Screen

Nov 1, 2016. Advisor: Huimin Ma, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

We designed a real-time virtual reality cubic interaction metaphor, arranged 5 LED panels into a cube to create a 3D object illusion, utilizing binocular vision to track user’s eyes and rendering the perspective of each screen to fit the user’s eyes positions.

[Video]


Collaborative Distributed System based on cars/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Coordinated Formation Design

Jul 18, 2016. Advisor: Yuan Shen, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

We developed a multiple robot collaborative localization and navigation system using a self-made mobile robot platform. The robots in our system are equipped with a wireless distributed localization system based on UWB(Ultra Wide Band), which enables them automatically to form a pre-defined formation with mutual localization information. (Image from my collaborator Wenhao Ding)


Air Hockey Robot

Jun 13, 2015, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

We built a robot to play air-hockey game with human, which is a popular table game. This robot consists of a bird-view camera (capturing the images of moving ball) and an executive arm (a striking device with two degrees of freedom). (Image from my collaborator Wenhao Ding)