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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 programming 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, machine learning, data analytics, and applications in domains including cloud computing, power systems, health care, manufacturing, and transportation. My research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Department of Energy/Argonne National Lab, Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary 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 Airlines, 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: 12/16/2020

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