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I am an Associate Professor with the Department of Systems Engineering & Operations Research at George Mason University. I am recruiting motivated Ph.D. students with background in probability, statistics, and/or optimization, and strong C/C++/Matlab (or a similar language) skills. If you have applied to our program and are interested in my research, you may contact me with your resume and transcripts.

My research focuses on stochastic simulation, optimization, and data analytics/machine learning. Application areas include cloud computing, power networks, health care systems, supply chain, and transportation. My research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, 4-VA, and Office of Naval Research. Together with Professor Barry L. Nelson and Professor L. Jeff Hong, we developed the discrete optimization via simulation solver Industrial Strength COMPASS (ISC). ISC can be downloaded here.

Prior to joining George Mason, I was a Senior Analyst, Finance-Operations Research with United Ailrines, working on the R&D of revenue management, loyalty program, and market demand forecasting. I also worked as a summer intern at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center on risk management for new product development portfolio investments, and supply chain optimization at IBM China Research Lab.

I received my Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences from Northwestern University in December 2009.

Last update: March 15, 2019

Jie Xu, Associate Professor
Systems Engineering & Operations Research
George Mason University
Phone:   (703) 993-4620
Fax:   (703) 993-1521
Email:jxu13 [at] gmu.edu