Christina Lee Yu

Christina Lee Yu 

Assistant Professor
Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE)
Graduate field member in ORIE, Statistics, CAM, and CS
Cornell University

Office: 226 Rhodes Hall
Email: cleeyu (at) cornell (dot) edu
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Christina Lee Yu is an Assistant Professor at Cornell University in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering. Prior to Cornell, she was a postdoc at Microsoft Research New England. She received her PhD in 2017 and MS in 2013 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems. She received her BS in Computer Science from California Institute of Technology in 2011. She received honorable mention for the 2018 INFORMS Dantzig Dissertation Award. She is a recipient of the 2021 Intel Rising Stars Award and a JPMorgan Faculty Research Award. Her research interests include algorithm design and analysis, high dimensional statistics, inference over networks, sequential decision making under uncertainty, online learning, and network causal inference.


  • Oct 2021. Our paper Sequential Fair Allocation: Achieving the Optimal Envy-Efficiency Tradeoff Curve has been accepted to ACM SIGMETRICS 2022.

  • July 2021. My proposal Exploiting Low Rank Structure for Provably Efficient Reinforcement Learning was selected for the JPMorgan Faculty Research Award.