Xu Han
 COVES Fellow Profile

Xu Han

  • Ph.D. candidate, Information Technology
  • George Mason University
  • Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)

“The COVES Fellowship gave me the opportunity to look at very large and complex real-world problems and develop comprehensive, integral, and sustainable solutions.”

Summer Responsibilities: At the DBHDS Office of Recovery Services, Xu converted data collected from listening sessions about the effectiveness of the office into actionable, traceable, and measurable outcomes using a variety of analytic frameworks. He had the opportunity to present his findings to department leadership as well as a large peer audience.

Background: Xu is broadly interested in studying decision guidance systems, digital products and markets, technology adoption and entrepreneurship. He has also had several years of professional experience across multiple industries both in the U.S. and in China. Being a close observer of how modern information technologies influence businesses and societies worldwide, Xu is committed to exploring innovative ways of bringing the most benefits from technologies to the people in this world.


  • Ph.D. candidate, Information Technology, George Mason University
  • M.S., Information Systems, University of Maryland (College Park)
  • B.B.A., Business Administration, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • B.A., English, Chengdu University of Information Technology