IDC Seminar by Assistant Professor Jianxi Luo

27 Apr 2016 3.00 PM to 4.00 PM Lecture Theatre 5, Building 2 Level 5, 2.505

You are cordially invited to a seminar by Assistant Professor Jianxi Luo. Register your interest here.
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About the Speaker
Jianxi Luo was born in Chongqing, China. He holds BS (2001) in Thermal Engineering and MS (2004) in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University, and MS (2006) in Technology & Policy and PhD (2010) in Engineering Systems from MIT. He is assistant professor at the Engineering Product Development Pillar of SUTD, and leads the Data-Driven Innovation Lab - Luo was a faculty member at Tandon School of Engineering of New York University, and a visiting scholar at Columbia University in NYC and University of Cambridge in UK. He is the current chair of the Technology Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Section (TIMES) of INFORMS.
Luo’s research aims to integrate design science, network science and data science, in order to develop scientific theories and data-driven design methods and tools that enhance innovation practices. His research has won 5 academic awards since 2010. In teaching, he has taught courses about entrepreneurship, innovation, design, as well as system modeling. In practices, Luo was a co-founder of several startups in the U.S., and is currently an advisor of a few startups in the U.S. and Singapore.