Dr Peng Xu

EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE)
Dr Peng Xu



I'm Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Business Analytics with the Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE) group at Essex Business School (EBS) of University of Essex - Southend Campus. My primary research fields are management science, operations research, and business analytics. In particular, I'm interested in data-driven decision analytics and developing decision support models and systems with data science and mathematical optimization techniques to solve production, operations management, finance, and healthcare problems.


  • Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Management Science Aalto University, (2022)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Business Analytics, Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE), University of Essex (10/6/2022 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Data-Driven Decision Analytics

Model-Based Decision Support

Production and Operations Management

Finance and Risk Management

Key words: Portfolio Optimization

Healthcare Management

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Business Analytics (BE223)

  • Applied Business Analytics and Decision Making (BE225)


Publications (1)

Xu, P., (2022). New approaches for identifying robust dominating portfolios based on second-order stochastic dominance

Journal articles (2)

Korhonen, PJ., Wallenius, J., Genc, T. and Xu, P., (2021). On rational behavior in multi-attribute riskless choice. European Journal of Operational Research. 288 (1), 331-342

Liesiƶ, J., Xu, P. and Kuosmanen, T., (2020). Portfolio diversification based on stochastic dominance under incomplete probability information. European Journal of Operational Research. 286 (2), 755-768

Conferences (1)

Sinha, A., Malo, P., Xu, P. and Deb, K., (2014). A bilevel optimization approach to automated parameter tuning

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