Xia Hu is assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and is affiliated with Phoenix VA Health Care System as a research co-investigator. His research interests focus on data mining and machine learning with their applications on social informatics and health informatics. He is particularly interested in utilizing machine learning to solve real-world health care problems, such as studying key factors in predicting risk of developing type 2 diabetes, predicting 30-day readmission rates to VA hospitals, and characterizing and predicting depression with social media. As a result of his research work, he has published 40 papers in several major academic venues, and his research attracts a wide range of external government and industry sponsors, including the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Yahoo! and Microsoft.
- Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, Arizona State University