Xiren Cao

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Xi-Ren Cao received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University, in 1981 and 1984, respectively. From 1984 to 1986, he was a research fellow at Harvard University. From 1986 to 1993, he worked as consultant engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation, Massachusetts, U.S.A. From 1993 to 2010, he was with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where he served as reader/professor/chair professor. Since July 2010, he is a chair professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and an affiliate member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology.

Dr. Cao owns three patents in data- and tele- communications and published three books in the area of performance optimization and discrete event dynamic systems. He received the Outstanding Transactions Paper Award from the IEEE Control System Society in 1987, the Outstanding Publication Award from the Institution of Management Science in 1990, Outstanding Service Award from IFAC in 2008., and the National Natural Science Award (2nd class), China, in 2009. He is a Fellow of IEEE (1996), a Fellow of IFAC (2008), and is/was the Chairman of IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee of
IEEE Control System Society, Editor-in-Chief of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, Associate Editor at Large of IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control, and Board of Governors of IEEE Control Systems Society and on the Technical Board of IFAC. His current research
areas include and financial engineering, stochastic learning and optimisation, performance analysis of economic systems, and discrete event dynamic systems.

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Department of ECE, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong