Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Chi Jin

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 2019
  • B.Sc., Physics, Peking University, 2012

Selected Publications

  1. What is Local Optimality in Nonconvex-Nonconcave Minimax Optimization? [arXiv]

    Chi Jin, Praneeth Netrapalli, Michael I. Jordan

    ArXiv Preprint

  2. Is Q-learning Provably Efficient? [arXiv]

    Chi Jin*, Zeyuan Allen-Zhu*, Sebastien Bubeck, Michael I. Jordan

    Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2018. Best Paper in ICML 2018 workshop "Exploration in RL"

  3. Accelerated Gradient Descent Escapes Saddle Points Faster than Gradient Descent [arXiv]

    Chi Jin, Praneeth Netrapalli, Michael I. Jordan

    Conference of Learning Theory (COLT) 2018

  4. How to Escape Saddle Points Efficiently [arXiv] [blog]

    Chi Jin, Rong Ge, Praneeth Netrapalli, Sham M. Kakade, Michael I. Jordan

    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2017.