Huan Xu was an assistant professor at the Milton School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology from 2016 to 2018. Before that, he has been an assistant professor at National University of Singapore, first at the department of Mechanical Engineering, then at the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, from 2011.
Huan graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a Bachelor’s degree in Automation in 1997, and got his Master’s degree in ECE from National University of Singapore in 2005. He was fortunate enough to obtain a Ph. D. degree in ECE from McGill University under the supervision of Shie Mannor, in 2009. He then spent two wonderful years in the WNCG group of UT-Austin, as a postdoctral research fellow working with Constantine Caramanis and David Morton. Prior to starting his Ph.D sutdy, he has worked in Panasonic, HP and Oracle for almost six years.
His current research interest focus on learning and decision-making in large-scale complex systems. Specifically, He is interested in machine learning, high-dimensional statistics, robust and adaptable optimization, robust sequential decision making, and applications to large-scale systems. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) and Computational Management Science, and was an area chair for NIPS.