Xiaohua Tony Hu, Professor

Founding Co-Director: NSF Center for Visual and Decision Informatics

Founding Editor-in-Chief: Internat. Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics

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

Office: 3401 Market Street, Room 325, Phone: 215-895-0551, Email: xh29








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

         77 Journal Papers, 160 Conference Papers, 20 Book Chapters (Citations:

         Co-editors of 20 books/conference proceedings

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         PI:NSF: Collaborative Research: A Novel Paradigm for Detecting Complex Anomalous Patterns in Multi-modal, Heterogeneous, and High-dimensional Multi-source Data Sets ($249.7K, 09/01/2018-08/31/2021)

         PI:NSF EAGER: A Novel Set of Computational Methods for Mining Nonlinear and High-order Relationships, ($150K, 08/01/2017-07/31/2019)

         PI:NSF I/U CRC Phase II Renewal: Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI) ($499.9K (NSF), Industry Member (expected $1.0M), 03/15/2017-02/28/2022)

         PI:NSF I/U CRC Phase I: Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI) ($300K(NSF), $900K(Industry Members), 02/15/2012-01/31/2017)

         PI:NSF GOALI: A Joint Model for Image Topic and Emotion Identification and Annotation (($54,888, 04/15/2015-03/31/2016, CVDI Supplement)

         PI:NSF CORBI: Modeling, Visualization, and Understanding of Large Data Sets ($49,999(NSF), $50K (IAB), 02/15/2014-01/31/2016, CVDI Supplement)

         PI: The Association between Non-convulsive Seizure Burden and Outcome Following Pediatric Cardias Arrest, $120K (CHOP, 09/1/2015-/09/14/2017)

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

         PI:NSF CCF: Integrating and Mining Bio-Data from Multi Sources in Biological Networks ($353K, 10/01/2009-09/30/2014)

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

         PI:NSF IIP: Planning Grant: I/UCRC Center for Visual Decision Informatics ($10K, 09/01/2009/-08/31/2011)

         PI:NSF IIS CAREER: A Unified Architecture for Data Mining Large Biomedical Literature Databases ($415K, 03/15/2005-08/31/2010)

         PI:NSF CCF: High Performance Rough Sets Data Analysis in Data Mining ($102K, 08/01/2005-07/31/2008)

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

         PI: A Novel Unified Framework for Big Data Social Media Analysis (Phase 1: $490K, TCL Research America, 1/1/2013-12/31/2015)

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

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

         Co-PI:NSF IIS: BIBM Conference: Fostering Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Bioinformatics and Biomedicine ($20K, 09/01/2009-/08/31/2010)

         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: Penn State Cancer Education Analysis (CDC/PA Dept. of Health, $275K, 07/01/2010-06/30/2011)

         Co-PI: The Drexel University GAANN Fellowship Program: Educating Renaissance Engineers (US Dept. of Education, $700K, 9/1/2006 to 8/31/2009)

         Co-PI: Chinese Language Semantic Knowledge Acquisition and Semantic Computational Model Study (Natural Science Foundation of China, RMB 500K, 01/01/2010-12/31/2012)

         Co-PI: Penn State Cancer Education Network Evaluation (CDC/PA Dept. of Health, $900K, 04/25/2006-07/31/2010)

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

         Co-PI: Database Concurrent Control Mechanism Study based on Substitute/Replacement (Natural Science Foundation of China, RMB 200K, 06/2007-06/2009)

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

         Co-PI: Origin and Evolution of Genomic Instability in Breast Cancer (PA Dept. of Health, $100K, 05/01/2004-04/30/2005)

         Co-PI: Systems Biology Approach to Understanding Protein-Protein Interactions (PA Dept. of Health, $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 BigData2018, IEEE BIBM 2018, IEEE BigData2017, IEEE BIBM2017

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

         Bioinformatics, HealthCare/Medical Informatics

         Rough Sets, Data Warehouse/OLAP

         Yizhou Zang (Recommendation System, co-supervised with Dr. Weimao Ke)

         Bo Song (Big Data Analysis, co-supervised with Dr. Weimao Ke)

         Zheng Chen (Data Mining)

         Alex Felmeister (Translational Biomedical Informatics)

         Yue Zhang (Text Mining, Big Data)

         Quen Wei (Big Data, NLP)

         Xiyao Long (Bioinformatics, Healthcare Informatics)


         My Visiting Professors/Scholars

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

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

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