Yan Xu is an Analytical Solutions manager in the Operations Research department at SAS Institute Inc., Cary, North Carolina, where he leads the numerical optimization team to develop linear, mixed-integer and nonlinear optimization solvers.
Dr. Xu received his undergraduate and master degree from Fudan University in China and his Ph.D. from Lehigh University in the area of parallel tree searching algorithms. Dr. Xu’s current work focuses on the design and implementation of the algorithms for solving general linear and mixed-integer optimization problems. He has published papers in top OR journals such as INFORMS Journal of Computing, and also won various awards in the area of computational optimization.