Xiaohua Tony Hu, Professor

Founding Editor-in-Chief: Internat. Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (2007-2021)

College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA

Office: 3675 Market Street, Room 1122, Phone: 215-895-0551, Email: xh29 drexel.edu








My Books

Funded Projects


My Students 


         2005 National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award

         Best Student Paper Award at the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine

         Best Paper Award at the 2007 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

         Best Paper Award at the 2004 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

         2010 IEEE Granular Computing Outstanding Contribution Award

         2007 IEEE Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Outstanding Contribution Award

         2001 IEEE Data Mining Outstanding Service Award

         Co-editors of 27 books/conference proceedings

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         PI:Collaborative Research: A Novel Paradigm for Detecting Complex Anomalous Patterns in Multi-modal, Heterogeneous, and High-dimensional Multi-source Data Sets (NSF, $249.7K, 09/01/2018-08/31/2022)

         PI: EAGER: A Novel Set of Computational Methods for Mining Nonlinear and High-order Relationships, (NSF, $150K, 08/01/2017-07/31/20120)

         PI: I/U CRC Phase II: Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI) (NSF $200K, 02/1/2017-02/28/2019)

         PI: I/U CRC Phase I: Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI) (NSF IIP 1160960, $300K (NSF), 02/15/2012-01/31/2017)

         PI:NSF I/UCRC CORBI: CVDI: Modeling, Visualization, and Understanding of Large Data Sets (NSF IIP 1433098, $49,999(NSF), 02/15/2014-01/31/2016)

         PI:NSF Large-Scale Predictive Modeling and Visualization based Gap Analysis (NSF IIP 1332024, $99K, 07/01/2013-06/30/2015)

         PI: Integrating and Mining Bio-Data from Multi Sources in Biological Networks (NSF CCF 0905291, $353K, 10/01/2009-09/30/2013)

         PI:EAGER:Graph-based Theoretical Models and Mining Algorithms for Bioinformatics Data Analysis (NSF CCF 1049864, $150K, 09/01/2010-08/31/2012)

         PI: Planning Grant: Industry & University Cooperative Research Center for Visual Decision Informatics (NSF IIP 0934197, $10K, 09/01/2009-08/31/2010)

         Co-PI: BIBM Conference: Fostering Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (NSF IIS 0906601, $20K, 10/01/2009-09/30/2010)

         PI: Career: A Unified Architecture for Data Mining Large Biomedical Literature Databases (NSF IIS 0448023, $415K, 03/15/2005-02/28/2010)

         PI: High Performance Rough Sets Data Analysis in Data Mining (NSF CCF 0514679, $102K, 07/15/2005-07/31/2008)

         PI: Getting Value from Data: Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, (USA Institute of Museum and Library Services, LG-00-11-0355-11, $60K, 12/01/2011-11/30/2013)

         Co-PI: Tobacco Policy and Control Initiative Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) (CDC, $57K, 10/1/2011-03/18/2012)

         Co-PI:Travel Award for the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (NSF CCF 1142717, $16K, 08/01/2011-07/31/2012)

         Co-PI: Evaluation of Cancer Prevention and Control and other Chronic Disease Programs (CDC/PA Dept. of Health, $1.55M, 07/01/2011-06/30/2016)

         Co-PI: Co-PI: Penn State Cancer Education Network Evaluation Phase 2 (PA Dept. of Health/CDC, $399.3K, 07/01/2008-06/31/2010)

         CO-PI: Evaluation of Pennsylvania Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (PA Dept. of Health/CDC, $151K, 07/2007-06/2008)

         Co-PI: Penn State Cancer Education Network Evaluation Phase 1 (PA Dept. of Health, $500K, 04/01/2006-07/31/2008)

         Co-PI: The Drexel University GAANN Fellowship Program: Educating Renaissance Engineers (US Dept. of Education, around $700K ($504K from DoE + Drexel Matchup), 9/1/2006-7/31/2009)

         Co-PI: Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication (PA Dept. of Health, $1.5M,  09/01/2004-08/31/2007)

         Co-PI: Origin and evolution of genomic instability in breast cancer (PA Dept. of Health Tobacco Formula Grant, $100K, 05/01/2004-04/30/2005)

         Co-PI: Systems biology approach to understand protein-protein interactions (PA Dept. of Health Tobacco Formula Grant, $50K, 05/01/2004-04/30-2005)









         Founding Co-Director of the NSF Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (NSF CVDI)

         Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (SCI indexed, inaugural issue)

         IEEE Computer Society Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Steering Committee Chair (2007-present)

         IEEE Computer Society Big Data Steering Committee Chair (2012-present)

         IEEE BigData 2022, IEEE BIBM 2022, IEEE BigData 2021, IEEE BIBM 2021

         Big Data, Data/Text/Web Mining, Information Retrieval, Social Media Analysis

         Bioinformatics, HealthCare/Medical Informatics

         Rough Sets, Data Warehouse/OLAP

         Yue Zhang (Text Mining, Big Data)

         Xiyao Long (Bioinformatics, Healthcare Informatics)

         Xintong Zhao (Big Data, Deep Learning)

         Deborah Ellis (Healthcare Informatics, Data Mining)

         Yiwen Shi (Big Data, Data Mining)


         My Visiting Professors/Scholars

         Huiru Zeng (PhD Student, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Sept 2019-Sept 2022)

         Jinli Zhang (Ph.D Student, Beijing University of Technology, Nov 2018-Nov 2020)

         Prof. Jin Zhao (Visiting Professor, Zhengzhou University, Feb 2018-Feb 2019)

         Prof . Xiandi Yang (Visiting Professor, Wuhan University, Nov 2017 -Nov 2018)

         Prof. Huaxing Yao (Visiting Professor, Central China Normal University, Ag 2018-Aug 2019)

         Prof. Hong Song (Visiting Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology, Dec. 2017-June 2018)

         Prof. Dongbo Zhou (Visiting Professor, Central China Normal University, Sept 2016-Sept 2017)

         Prof. Jianliang Gao, (Visiting Professor, Central South University, March 2015-March 2017)

         Prof. Xiwei Tang (Visiting Professor, Hunan First Normal University, Oct 2015-Oct 216)

         Dr. Yong Zhang (Visiting Professor, Central China Normal University, Oct 2014-Sept. 2015)

         Mr. Yetian Fan (Ph.D. Student, Dalian University of Science and Technology, Nov 2014-Sept. 2016)

         Ms. Wen Lou (Ph.D. Student, Wuhan University, Dec 2014-Dec 2015)

         Prof. Zhihao Yang (Visiting Professor, Dalian University of Technology, Dec 2013-Nov 2014)

         Prof. Yuanyuan Sun (Visiting Professor, Dalian University of Technology , Dec 2013-Nov 2014)

         Xuelian Pan (Ph.D. student, Nanjing University, Oct. 2013-Oct. 2015)

         WeiWei Xu (Ph.D. student, Wuhan University, Sept. 2012-Nov. 2014)

         Prof. Xianjun Shen (Visiting Professor, Central China Normal University, Jan 2013-Dec 2013)

         Prof. Guo-Zheng Li (Visiting Professor, Tongji University, May 2012-Sept. 2012)

         Prof. Yongli Wang (Visiting Professor, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Oct 2011-Oct 2012)

         Yanpeng Li (Ph.D. student, Dalian University of Technology, Oct 2009-Oct 2010)

         Prof. Liu Wei (Visiting Professor, Shanghai Maritime University, Aug 2010-Aug 2011)

         Prof. Zhixiong Wu (Visiting Professor, Shanghai Maritime University, July-Oct 2010)

         Lihua Wei (Ph.D. student, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, May-Oct. 2009)

         Ming Xu (Ph.D. student, Fudan University, Jan 2008-Dec 2009)

         Yayao Zuo (Ph.D. student, Sun Yat-Sen university, March 2008-Jan 2009)

         Prof. Wu Chen (Visiting Professor, Zhengjiang University of Technology , March, 2006-Feb., 2007)

         Dr. JiangTao Ren (Visiting Professor, Sun Yat-Sen university, June, 2006-Nov., 2006)