Xu Sun

Xu is an Assistant Professor in Data Analytics and Applied Operations Research in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. He works in areas such as performance analysis and optimization of stochastic service systems, the theory of stochastic-process limits, systemic risking modeling, and network design and control of sustainable urban transport systems. A common theme of his research is to develop tractable process-level approximations for the dynamics of the underlying physical system and then use such formal approximations to gain insights into the system performance and/or obtain provably asymptotically optimal control policies for the original system.
He was a finalist of the Best Student Paper Competition in Informs Finance Section in 2017, a recent recipient of the 2018 Institute for Mathematics and its Applications Travel Award and the 2017 Engineering Graduate Student Council Professional Development Scholarship.