I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Virginia. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT working with Prof. Alexander Rakhlin. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, where I was fortunate to be advised by Prof. Haipeng Luo. I hold an M.S. degree in Communication Engineering and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from National Taiwan University.
I am broadly interested in the field of interactive learning, with a focus on designing effective algorithms in a principled manner. My work is centered around the following topics:
- Robust and adaptive learning algorithms that can handle potentially non-stationary or adversarial environments;
- Sample-efficient reinforcement learning algorithms that perform strategic exploration over large state spaces;
- Decentralized multi-agent learning algorithms which achieve desired equilibria with efficient communication and coordination.
I am actively seeking collaborative opportunities, particularly those with a strong potential for practical application.
Email: chenyu.wei [at] virginia.edu
Office: Rice Hall 409
Research Experiences [CV]
Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, Spring and Summer 2023
Research Fellow, Simons Institute, Fall 2022, Data-Driven Decision Processes
Student Visitor, Simons Institute, Spring 2022, Learning and Games
Research Intern, Google Research, Summer 2021
Student Visitor, Simons Institute, Fall 2020, Theory of Reinforcement Learning
Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Summer 2019
Research Intern, Yahoo Research, New York, Summer 2018
Research Assistant, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 2015-2017