Prof. Wei obtained her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2014, advised by Professor Asu Ozdaglar, where she also obtained her M.S. (10’). She received her undergraduate triple degree in Computer Engineering, Finance and Mathematics with a minor in German, from University of Maryland, College Park in 2008. Wei has received many awards, including the Graduate Women of Excellence Award, second place prize in Ernst A. Guillemen Thesis Award and Alpha Lambda Delta National Academic Honor Society Betty Jo Budson Fellowship.
Prof. Wei’s research interests include distributed optimization methods, convex optimization and analysis, smart grid and energy networks and market economic analysis.