Xin-Jian Xu received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical physics from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. From 2006 to 2008 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong under Professor Guanrong Chen and in the Department of Physics at the University of Aveiro under Professor Jose F. F. Mendes. In 2008 he came to Shanghai University as Associate Professor of Mathematics. X.-J. Xu is interested in complex systems that consist of multiple components and evolve as a consequence of their internal and external dynamical interactions, especially, understanding the ways of describing complex systems, characterizing how interactions give rise to collective behavior, and uncovering emergent properties through pattern formation and evolution. Currently, he focuses on complex networks, infectious diseases, evolutionary game theories, employing techniques from graph theory, statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics. X.-J. Xu has authored and coauthored over 50 scientific papers, with 40 in refereed journals, which have been cited more than 400 times. His current Google-scholar-based H-index is 11. So far he has directed 2 Ph.D. and 6 M.S. theses.
Biography Updated on 27 January 2013