Xian Yu

Assistant Professor

Department of Integrated Systems Engineering

The Ohio State University

1971 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

Email: yu.3610@osu.edu

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About Me

Hi, I’m Xian Yu! I joined the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor in August 2022. I completed my Ph.D. in Operations Research at the University of Michigan in April 2022, where I was advised by Prof. Siqian Shen. My research interests are in large-scale sequential decision-making and optimization under uncertainty, where my research focuses on utilizing special problem structures and deriving efficient algorithms for solving related problems arising in a variety of complex systems in smart transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Specifically, I am interested in


    • Stochastic Programming
    • Distributionally Robust Optimization
    • Dynamic Programming
    • Reinforcement Learning


    • Smart Transportation and Logistics
    • Supply Chain Management

Honors and Awards


  • Ph.D. in Operations Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2017 – 2022

  • B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Honors Science Program), Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, 2013 – 2017

    • Special Class for the Gifted Young, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, 2011 – 2013

  • Visiting Student in the Department of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 2016