Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University



Maochao Xu

Assistant Professor

Office Address: STV 309C
Office Phone: 3094387674
Office Hours:
Email: Contact Maochao Xu (mxu2)
Website: Visit Maochao Xu’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
MAT350.11Applied Probability ModelsI for Secondary Mathematics Educ M WRF 13:00 - 13:50STV 0212
MAT353.01Regression and Time Series Analysis M WRF 11:00 - 11:50STV 0120
MAT400.01Independent Study   
MAT490.03Research in Mathematics, Math Ed & Applied Mathematics   
Teaching Interests:
Research Interests:
  • Applied probability
  • Extreme value theory
  • Long-range dependence
  • Risk analysis in actuary and insurance
  • Computer network security
Selected Publications:
  1. Pan, X., Xu, Maochao and Hu, T.  (2012+) Some inequalities of linear combinations of independent random variables-II. Bernoulli.

  2. Xu, Maochao and Balakrishnan, N.  (2012)  On the sample ranges from heterogeneous exponential variables. Journal of Multivariate Analysis,  109, 1-9.

  3. Xu, Maochao and Hu, T.  (2012)  Stochastic comparisons of capital allocations with applications.  Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 50, 293-298.

  4. Xu, Maochao and Hu, T.  (2011) Some inequalities of linear combinations of independent random variables-I.  Journal of Applied Probability, 48, 4, 1179-1188.

  5. Xu, Maochao and Balakrishnan, N.  (2011)  On the convolution of heterogeneous Bernoulli random variables. Journal of Applied Probability, 48, 877-884.

  6. Kochar, S. and Xu, Maochao (2011) On the skewness of order statistics in the multiple-outlier models. Journal of Applied Probability, 48, 271-284. 

  7. Kochar, S. and Xu, Maochao (2010) On the right spread order of convolutions of heterogeneous exponential random variables. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 101, 165-176. 

  8. Kochar, S. and Xu, Maochao (2009) Comparisons of parallel systems according to the convex transform order. Journal of Applied Probability, 46, 342-352.

  9. Genest, C., Kochar, S. and Xu, Maochao (2009)  On the range of heterogeneous samples. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 100, 1587-1592.