Kan Xu


Department of Economics
University of Pennsylvania
The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
133 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
kanxu [AT] upenn [DOT] edu

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I am currently a 5th year PhD student in the Department of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, advised by Hamsa Bastani. I will join Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems from Fall 2023. Previously, I graduated from Tsinghua University with a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics, and the University of Chicago with a M.S. in Statistics.

My research aims to develop novel machine learning algorithms for data-driven decision making practices, with focus on bandits, multitask learning, and high dimensional statistics. In addition, I also seek to provide safe and robust machine learning solutions. My work has been motivated by real-world business applications in healthcare operations, textual analytics, and dynamic pricing.

I am actively looking for motivated graduate and undergraduate students and colleague collaborators who might be interested in theoretical and applied machine learning. Please feel free to send me an email if you would like to collaborate or chat.