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 starting Summer 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 and multitask learning. 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.