Harlin Lee

I am an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at the School of Data Science and Society (100% FTE) with affiliations in Math, Computer Science, and Computational Medicine.

Until 2023, I was a visiting faculty (postdoc) at UCLA Math, working with Andrea Bertozzi and Jacob G Foster. Before UCLA, I was fortunate to have been advised by Yuejie Chi and Jelena Kovačević during my PhD.

I am grateful to have been recognized as Rising Stars in Data Science (2022) by U Chicago, Rising Stars in Computational and Data Sciences (2022) by UT Austin, Sandia National Labs, and Lawrence Livermore National Labs, and CMU ECE Outstanding Woman in Engineering (2021). I have also received teaching awards such as UCLA Math Liggett Instructor Award (2023) and CMU ECE Outstanding TA Award (2020).

If you’re interested in doing research with me:

Current UNC undergrads: I may take juniors majoring in BS in Data Science starting Spring 2025. If you are interested, please take DATA 110 in Fall 2024, and take linear algebra, statistics & Python programming in the meantime.

Current UNC grad students and postdocs: You can email me at [my first name] [at] unc [dot] edu.

Non-UNC students: Unfortunately, I am not able to respond to most emails asking about joining my lab due to the large volume, so please do not email me. Once UNC Data Science PhD program is open in 2025/2026, please apply there!

Education and Training

Postdoc in Applied Math | 2021-2023

Carnegie Mellon University
PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering | 2021
MS in Machine Learning | 2021

MEng in EECS with concentration in AI | 2017
BS in EECS with minor in Math | 2016