Assistant Professor in Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Florida
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2019
Dr. Xu Sun is an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida and currently leads the Data Informatics of Systems Improvement and Design Laboratory in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. He teaches the undergraduate and graduate courses on stochastic models, decision theory, and data-driven optimization. He has more than eight years of experience in modeling, analysis, and control of dynamical systems, with applications to call center optimization, healthcare operations management, inventory control, dynamic pricing, and energy systems. His award-winning research was published in top academic journals, including Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, and so on. He was a finalist of the Best Student Paper Competition in INFORMS Finance Section in 2017 and a recent recipient of the Travel Award from the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications. He participated as a judge of the works of others for more than ten major publication outlets in his field of expertise. He is a frequent speaker at global and national conferences, research seminars at other various institutions, and major conventions/exhibitions, on topics such as best practices in service operations, electric vehicle battery charging/swapping, real-time control of drone delivery systems, among others. Dr. Sun holds a PhD from Columbia University and two master’s degrees — one in Statistics and one in Engineering Management.