Xu Huan's Homepage


Xu Huan

Assistant Professor,
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering,
and Department of Mathematics (by courtesy),
National University of Singapore
Office Room: EA-07-19
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
National University of Singapore
1 Engineering Drive 2, Singapore 117576

Tel: (65) 6516 4094
E-mail: isexuh [AT] nus [DOT] edu [DOT] sg

Brief Biography

I graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a Bachelor's degree in Automation in 1997, and got my Master's degree in ECE from National University of Singapore in 2005. I was fortunate enough to obtain my Ph. D. degree in ECE from McGill University under the supervision of Shie Mannor, in 2009. I then spent two wonderful years in the WNCG group of UT-Austin, as a postdoctral research fellow working with Constantine Caramanis and David Morton. From 2011 to 2015 I was with the Department of Mechanical Engineering of NUS. Since 2016 I have been with the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of NUS Prior to starting my Ph.D sutdy, I have worked in Panasonic, HP and Oracle for almost six years.

My current research interest focus on learning and decision-making in large-scale complex systems. Specifically, I am interested in machine learning, high-dimensional statistics, robust and adaptable optimization, robust sequential decision making, and applications to large-scale systems. I am currently an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) and Computational Management Science.

P.S. Xu is my family name, which is pronounced as [ʃuː].

Publications (including preprints and Matlab codes)


  •   Shiau Hong has finished his postdoc and is joining IBM research as a staff member. Congratulations!

  •   Jiashi has successfully defended his thesis, and is now officially Dr. Feng. Congratulations!! He joins the research group of Prof. Trevor Darrell at UC-Berkeley as a Postdoc research fellow.(Update: Jiashi joins ECE of NUS as an assistant professor.)

  • Research Group Members

  •   Viet Cuong NGUYEN - Postdoc Research Fellow.

  •   Kailasam Lakshmanan - Postdoc Research Fellow.

  •   Ning ZHANG - Postdoc Research Fellow.

  •   Le Thi Khanh Hien - Postdoc Research Fellow.

  •   Wenzhuo YANG - PhD Student.

  •   Pengqian YU - PhD Student.

  •   Chao QU - PhD Student.

  •   Jie FU - PhD Student, co-advised with Prof. Chua Tat-Seng.

  •   Changbo ZHU - Research Engineer & M.Sc Student.

  •   Renbo ZHAO - Research Engineer, co-advised with Dr. Vincent Tan.

  • Alumni

  •   Yuxiang WANG - Research Engineer and Master student, 2011-2013. (Now a PhD student at CMU, Machine Learning Department)

  •   Jiashi FENG - PhD, 2009-2014, co-advised with Prof. Shuicheng Yan. (Now assistant professor at ECE of NUS )

  •   Shiau Hong LIM - Postdoc Research Fellow, 2013-2015. (Now a staff member at IBM Research Singapore.)

  • Open Positions

    I am always on the look for motivated graduate students. Drop me an email if you are interested.