About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Before that, I got a Ph.D. in Computer Science in May 2019 from UMD jointly advised by Dr. John Dickerson and Dr. Aravind Srinivasan, and another Ph.D. in Operations Research in Aug. 2012 from ISU under the supervision of Dr. Lizhi Wang.

I have been fortunate to be supported by several Fellowships and Awards including an F. Wendell Miller Fellowship (2009-2012, ISU), a Research Excellence Award (2013, ISU), an Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship (2018-2019, UMD) and an Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award (2018, UMD). I am the single nominee by the CS Department at UMD for the CMNS Board of Visitors Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2018.

Here are the links to my CV and Google Scholar.

Recent News:

I am looking for highly self-motivated students with strong CS and/or Math backgrounds. Please contact me (pxu@njit.edu) if you are interested in my research (see my Research and Publications).


  • [Feb, 2019] Two papers accepted to ICDE 2019 (one full paper+one short paper).


  • [Jan, 2019] Our paper titled with "Online Resource Allocation with Matching Constraints" is accepted to AAMAS 2019.


  • [Dec, 2018] Goldhaber Travel Award from the Graduate School of UMD.


  • [Nov, 2018] Three papers are accepted to AAAI 2019.