Jie Xu

GM SEOR professor Xu Jie
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Professor, Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-4620
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 2218
Mail Stop: 4A6

Personal Websites


Jie Xu’s research focuses on stochastic optimization using simulation and its implementation in high-performance and cloud computing environments, robust data-driven decision-making and uncertainty quantification, rare event simulation, and computational intelligence. Xu’s application areas of interest include revenue management, risk management, power networks, data centers, cloud, health care, and production planning. 

Prior to joining George Mason, Xu was a senior analyst in finance operations research with United Airlines. He worked on the research and development of revenue management, the airline’s loyalty program, and market demand forecasting. He 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 the IBM China Research Lab.


2012 - 2015: Stochastic Simulation Optimization: An Optimized Approach. Funded by the National Science Foundation.

2013 - 2014: Revenue Management in the Cloud. Funded by Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

2014 - 2014: Context-Based Decisions with Multi-Entity Decision Graphs. Funded by Office of Naval Research.

Research Interests

Air Transportation, Data Mining, Optimization, Probabilistic Modeling, Simulation, Systems Architecture, Predictive Analytics


  • PhD, Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Northwestern University
  • MS, Computer Science, State University of New York
  • ME, Communications and Information Systems, Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • BS, Electronics & Information Systems, Nanjing University