Xiaoqi graduated from Caltech with a PhD in computer science. She received her BS in automation at Tsinghua University, China. At Caltech, her research focuses on optimization of today's large scale data centers, including scheduling, energy usage and sustainability, and market design. A major focus of her work is developing algorithms and markets to encourage participation of data centers in demand response programs, allowing large scale data centers to serve as virtual energy storage for the grid.
Xiaoqi was awarded the Demetriades-Tsafka-Kokkalis Prize in Environmentally Benign Renewable Energy Sources for her work on the optimization of large scale data centers. She also won the Bhansali Family Dissertation Prize in Computer Science, awarded by computer science faculty.
Xiaoqi is currently a Software Engineer at Google.
RSI Research: Markets and Algorithms for Data Center Demand Response