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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 Postdoc at the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, hosted by Prof. Alberto Leon-Garcia. Prior to my current position, I received my Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, advised by Prof. Danny H.K. Tsang. From Oct. 2015 to April 2016, I was also affiliated with the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, hosted by Prof. Na Li.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the mathematical and algorithmic aspects of the interdisciplinary area between networking, energy and economics. I explore optimization, mechanism design, and machine learning to derive insights into the systems design and operations. Current topics of interest include:

  • online algorithms for optimization, mechanism design, and machine learning.

  • networking: edge/fog/cloud computing, network resource allocation.

  • network economics: pricing, auctions, and algorithmic mechanism design.

  • energy systems: transactive energy, electric vehicle charging, and electricity markets.

Selected Papers (Full List and Google Scholar)

  • X. Tan, A. Leon-Garcia, and D.H.K. Tsang, “Online Combinatorial Auctions for Welfare Maximization with Supply Costs and Capacity Limits”, preprint. Earlier version appeared in ACM Sigmetrics Workshop on MAMA in 2019.

  • X. Tan, A. Leon-Garcia, B. Sun and D.H.K. Tsang, “Online Mechanism Design for Demand-Side Flexibility Management”, preprint. Extended abstract appeared in ACM e-Energy in 2019.

  • X. Tan, A. Leon-Garcia, Y. Wu, and D.H.K. Tsang, “Posted-Price Retailing of Transactive Energy: An Optimal Online Mechanism without Prediction”, preprint.

  • S. Wang, X. Tan, T. Liu, and D.H.K. Tsang, “Aggregation of Demand-Side Flexibility in Electricity Markets: Negative Impact Analysis and Mitigation Method”, preprint.