Xiaoqi Tan's Homepage

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Electrical & Computer Engineering,
University of Toronto

Bahen Centre for Information Technology, Room 7137
40 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E4, Canada

Email: x.y\({\text{[at]}}\)utoronto.ca, where x=xiaoqi, y=tan


I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, hosted by Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia. I received my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in Jan. 2018, and my B.Eng. degree with First Class Honor from the Department of Information Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, in 2012. From Oct. 2015 to May 2016, I was a visiting research fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.


My research interests lie primarily in the interdisciplinary area of energy, networks and economics. Examples of past and current research projects include demand-side management in smart grids, electric vehicle networks in smart cities, and resource allocation in cloud/edge computing systems. For more information, please see Current Research and Publication.

I am also broadly interested in the optimization of networked systems, focusing on designing incentives (e.g., pricing) and decision-making algorithms (e.g., resource allocation) for network operators such that a desired performance can be achieved through a collective behavior of its users/customers/agents. In particular, my research tends to focus on applications where online and sequential decision making under uncertain customer behaviors plays an important role, drawing on tools from optimization, online algorithms, economics, mechanism design, Markov decision process and stochastic models (e.g., queueing theory, Markov chain).

Latest News

01/2019: Our paper, “Energy-efficient Resource Allocation and Channel Assignment for NOMA-based Mobile Edge Computing”, was accepted by IEEE WCNC 2019.

10/2018: Our conceptual paper, “Autonomous Mobility and Energy Service Management in Future Smart Cities: An Overview”, was accepted by IEEE International Conference on Universal Village 2018. [arXiv version].

08/2018: Our paper, “Asymptotic Performance Evaluation of Battery Swapping and Charging Station for Electric Vehicles”, appears in the list of Most Downloaded Performance Evaluation Articles.

07/2018: Our paper, “Online Price-based Vehicle-to-Station Recommendations for EV Battery Swapping”, was accepted by IEEE SmartGridComm 2018.

07/2018: Our paper, “Eliciting Multi-dimensional Flexibility from Electric Vehicles: A Mechanism Design Approach”, was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

07/2018: I joined University of Toronto as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, hosted by Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia.