Jennie Si



Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University 

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Professor Jenni Si received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and her doctorate from the University of Notre Dame, all in electrical engineering. She joined the ASU faculty in 1991 where she is currently a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Si’s expertise includes learning and adaptive systems, approximate dynamic programming for nonlinear dynamic system optimization, cortical information processing and modeling in animal brains.


  • Experimental and computational studies of cortical neural control
  • Dynamic optimization (approximate/adaptive dynamic programming)
  • Target tracking