Student Spotlight: Wenqian Xing
September 26, 2023
Meet Wenqian Xing, an incoming PhD student in MS&E.
WHERE I LIVED PRIOR TO STANFORD
New York City
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
DEGREES & MAJORS
BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
MS in Operations Research
RESEARCH THEMES MY WORK REPRESENTS
AI & Data Science
Computational Social Science
Academic and work experience
Prior to joining MS&E, I studied operations research at Columbia University, where I designed a matching algorithm for course assistant assignments within the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) department. During my undergraduate, I interned at Microsoft Research and developed optimization algorithms for scheduling and provisioning cloud services. These experiences have fueled my passion for optimization research, motivating my pursuit of a PhD in MS&E.
Impact I hope to have in my field and the world
In the long term, I look forward to designing novel algorithms in optimization research and bridging the gap between theoretical optimization and practical problem-solving in the real world.
Interests and hobbies
Board games, post-rock, and anime.