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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 (My name is pronounced as “Shiao-Chee”)


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 at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Jan. 2018, supervised by Professor Danny H.K. Tsang. From Oct. 2015 to April 2016, I was a visiting research fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, hosted by Professor Na (Lina) Li.


My research interests lie primarily in the interdisciplinary area of energy, networking 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 i) online algorithms in optimization and machine learning, ii) algorithmic mechanism design/game theory, iii) stochastic models and applied probability (e.g., queueing theory, Markov chain). In particular, my research tends to focus on designing incentives (e.g., pricing) and online decision-making algorithms (e.g., scheduling and resource allocation) such that a desired performance of a networked system can be achieved through a collective behavior of its users/customers under uncertain and strategic environments.

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.