Faculty and Staff
|Title:||Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
|College of Engineering and Computing|
- Postdoc., University of Southern California (2005-2007)
- Postdoc., Purdue University (2004-2005)
- Ph. D., Michigan State University (2004)
- B. S., Wuhan University of Technology (1995)
Dr. Hu's research interests are in the area of bioinformatics, machine learning, evolutionary computation, and data mining. The rapid accumulation of large-scale high-throughput biological data such as genome sequences, microarray gene expression, and protein-protein interactions are creating a great opportunity for biological knowledge discovery and mining. His major research focus is to integrate heterogeneous data and algorithms to understand signals, logic, and models in gene regulatory networks, protein localization, and virtual screening. He is also interested in hybrid machine learning and evolutionary algorithms as well as automated evolutionary design. Ongoing research efforts include decoding the protein "zip code", the signals during protein subcellular localization, microarray analysis, virtual screening, and computational material discovery.