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Cathy Xia

  • Associate Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  • 242 Baker Systems
    1971 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-247-6985



  • Stochastic Modeling and Analysis
  • Queueing Theory and Applications
  • Optimal Design and Control of Large-scale Networks
  • Dynamic Control and Adaptive Learning
  • Applications: Cloud Computing, Smart Transportation, Cyber Physical Systems


  • Ph.D. Stanford University, Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research 
  • M.S. Stanford University, Statistics
  • B.S.  Peking University, Beijing, China, Applied Mathematics

Areas of Interest

Dr. Xia's research focuses on queueing and applied probability models for efficient learning, design and control of computing systems and processing networks, with applications to cloud computing, smart mobility, and cyber physical systems.  She is the recipient of 2019 OSU Lumley Research Award, 2016 INFORMS George Nicholson Best Student Paper Honorable Mention Award,  and 2013 IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper Runner-up Award.  She is currently serving as the associate editor of IISE Transactions and on the editorial board of Stochastic Models, and the international journal of Performance Evaluation.  Previously, she has serviced as the co-editor of springer book “Performance Modeling and Engineering”, the guest editor of Special Issue on Cloud Computing as a Service for Service Science, and the topical editor of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science.