Siao Xu was born and grew up in Shanghai, China. Before joining in CDSE, university of Mannheim, he spent 2 years as full time research assistant in Shanghai Technological University to Prof. Hanming Fang in University of Pennsylvania, who also takes a position in Shanghai Technological University. Siao specializes in the topic of big data and his main job is to deal with USA, China and Europe patent data and Chinese entrepreneur ship data. Siao obtained his master degree in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, with major in Financial Mathematics. In the meanwhile, he spent one summer working as part time research assistant to Prof. Chu Zhang in HKUST business school. Siao's main job at that time is to deal with Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) database. Previously, Siao got bachelor of science in Mathematics and Economics in LSE. Siao is interested in Econometrics, statistical machine learning and their application in quantitative finance.
In daily life, Siao loves swimming, boating, hiking and travelling.