David M. McKenney Family Associate Professor


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  • Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering , National University of Singapore
  • B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering , Harbin Institute of Technology


[*Ph.D and Graduate Research Assistant positions are available]

Dr. Xiao Liu is the David M. McKenney Family Associate Professor at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Before that, he was the John L. Imhoff Chair and Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas, and held research staff member positions at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and IBM Singapore Research Collaboratory. His research focuses on domain-aware data-driven methodologies for scientific and engineering applications, environment and energy, urban resilience, applied statistics, system informatics and reliability engineering. Dr. Liu’s work has been recognized by different academic societies, such as the Statistics in the Physical and Engineering Sciences award from the American Statistical Association, IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement award, best paper awards from INFORMS and other conferences, etc. Dr. Liu’s work has been supported by the National Science Foundation (including the NSF CAREER award), and he served as the President of the Data Analytics & Information Systems division of IISE.