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Jianxi Luo

Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Design Science, Mechanical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Complexity Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Economics and Public Policy

Jianxi Luo was the Founder and Director of the Data-Driven Innovation Lab at SUTD from 2012 to 2024, and a Principal Investigator at the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre from 2013 to 2020. He also served as the Director of the SUTD Technology Entrepreneurship Programme from 2019 to 2021. His research has been instrumental in establishing the data-driven innovation paradigm, developing relevant theories, methods, tools, and knowledge infrastructures. Luo’s broader interests include design science, complex systems, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, and technology policy. He chaired the INFORMS Technology Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Section from 2015 to 2016 and was an executive committee member for the Council of Engineering Systems Universities in the USA from 2022 to 2024. Prior to SUTD, Luo was a faculty member at New York University from 2011 to 2012 and a visiting scholar at Cambridge University in 2005 and Columbia University from 2011 to 2012. He has also worked briefly with the World Economic Forum, Environmental Defense Fund, Asian Development Bank, and Toyota USA. Luo holds a Ph.D. (2010) and S.M. (2006) from MIT, as well as M.S. (2004) and B.E. (2001) degrees from Tsinghua University.