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Ruoxuan XiongAssistant Professor


Ruoxuan Xiong is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Susan Athey at Stanford University. She also works with Dr. Mohsen Bayati. She received her Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford. 

Starting in Fall 2021, Dr. Xiong will be onboarded as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Quantitative Theory & Methods at Emory University.



  • Ph.D., Management Science and Engineering, 2020
  • B.S., Urban and Rural Planning & Mathematics (double major), Peking University, 2014


Dr. Xiong's primary research foci are in causal inference, statistical learning, and experimental design.


Stable Prediction with Model Misspecification and Agnostic Distribution Shift with Kun Kuang, Peng Cui, Susan Athey and Bo Li, AAAI 2020

Preventing cytokine storm syndrome in COVID-19 using alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonists
with Maximilian F Konig, Mike Powell, Verena Staedtke, Ren-Yuan Bai, David L Thomas, Nicole Fischer, Sakibul Huq, Adham M Khalafallah, Allison Koenecke, Brett Mensh, Nickolas Papadopoulos, Kenneth W Kinzler, Bert Vogelstein, Joshua T Vogelstein, Susan Athey, Shibin Zhou, Chetan Bettegowda
Journal of Clinical Investigation 2020

A Tractable Ellipsoidal Approximation for Voltage Regulation Problems
with Pan Li, Baihong Jin, Dai Wang, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli and Baosen Zhang
American Control Conference (ACC) 2019

Stable Predictions across Unknown Environments
with Kun Kuang, Peng Cui, Susan Athey and Bo Li
KDD 2018 (oral)
Full version: revise and resubmit at Journal of Machine Learning Research