Department of Electrical Engineering
       Columbia University in the City of New York


John Wright
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University

Office: Shapiro Research Building, Room 716
Office hours: 3-4 Thursday, or by appointment
Mail:
500 W. 120th St. Room 1312
Department of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
Email: johnwright@ee.columbia.edu
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Research:
We develop tools for robustly recovering low-dimensional structure from non-ideal (corrupted, incomplete) high-dimensional observations, and apply them to solve problems in computer vision and signal processing. For example, we've recently worked on sparse vector and low-rank matrix recovery, their applications in automatic face recognition, tools for data clustering and classification.

For more examples and information, please see our publications page!


Teaching:
    Group Seminar: Topics in High-Dimensional Data Analysis      
                    Spring 2013 time and location TBA
                    This is an informal reading and discussion group. Feel free to join us!
            
     Spring 2014: ELE 6886, Sparse Representation and High Dimensional Geometry         
     Spring 2013:  ELE 4835, Intro to Adaptive Signal Representations
                            
 (Learning and Optimization for Signal Processing)
                             Monday and Wednesday, 834 Mudd
     Fall 2012: ELE 6886, Sparse Representation and High Dimensional Geometry                  
     Spring 2012:  ELE 4835, Intro to Adaptive Signal Representations
                            
 (Learning and Optimization for Signal Processing)      
     Fall 2011:  ELE 6886, Sparse Representation and High Dimensional Geometry                  
       

Student collaborators:
          Ju Sun, PhD student, Columbia University
    Wei Family Foundation Fellow
          Yuqian Zhang, PhD student, Columbia University
    Henry Kuo, PhD student, Columbia University
    Bo Huang, PhD student, Columbia IEOR (supervised by Don Goldfarb)
    Cun Mu, PhD student, Columbia IEOR (supervised by Don Goldfarb)
    Tugce Yazicigil, PhD student, Columbia EE (co-advised with Peter Kinget)
    Tanbir Haque, PhD stuent, Columbia EE (co-advised with Peter Kinget)

Alumni:

    Huan Wang, PhD '13, Yale University (supervised by Dan Spielman). Now at Yahoo Labs.