Xunyu Zhou joined the IEOR Department in 2016 as the Liu Family Professor. He is an IEEE fellow and a SIAM fellow, and recipient of many awards and honors, including the Wolfson Research Award from The Royal Society, the Outstanding Paper Prize from SIAM, the Humboldt Distinguished Lecturer and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship. He was an invited speaker at the 2010 International Congress of Mathematicians. Before joining Columbia, he was the Nomura Professor of Mathematical Finance at University of Oxford, heading the Mathematical and Computational Finance Group and directing the Oxford-Nie Financial Big Data Lab. He has been a Council Member of the Bachelier Finance Society since 2014.
Zhou has published over 110 scholarly papers, one research monograph, and three edited volumes. He is
or was on the editorial board of Mathematical Finance, Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics, and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. A Principal Investigator of numerous academic and industrial grants, his research areas range from stochastic control, mathematical finance/financial engineering, stochastic analysis, to manufacturing systems.