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