Western University (Western) ranks within the top 10 research intensive universities in Canada and top 114 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024,
The Department of Computer Science at Western University is ranked 9th in Canada and 3rd in Ontario based on Maclean's rankings https://education.macleans.ca/feature/canadas-best-computer-science-programs-university-rankings-2024/.
Dr. Hu has excellent experience in mentoring trainees at different levels. Many of his trainees have received international and national awards, accepted into top graduate schools (like Oxford, Cambridge, UCLA, CMU, Toronto, UBC, McGill), employed in high-tech companies (like Google, Microsoft, Amazon), and achieved the notable milestone of tenure-track assistant professor positions in Canada.
Dr. Hu is currently recruiting two postdoctoral fellows and multiple MSc and PhD students in 2024. All accepted full time postdoctoral fellows and PhD and MSc students will be provided with full funding. Please send your CV, transcripts and publications if you have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check our research here!
Dr. Hu is accepting graduate students from the below four departments:
1. Department of Biochemistry
For applicants with human genetics, bioinformatics and/or (bio)chemistry background and strong programming skill, you can apply for graduate student positions with Collaborative Specialization in Machine Learning in Health and Biomedical Sciences (https://uwo.ca/sci/datascience/graduate/collaborative-specialization-ml-health-biomedical.html) in my lab through the Department of Biochemistry (https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/biochem/graduate/future_students/application_process.html).
2. Department of Computer Science
For applicants trained in computer science, you can apply for graduate student positions in my lab through the Department of Computer Science (https://www.csd.uwo.ca/graduate/future/admission.html).
3. Department of Statistics
For applicants trained in statistics, you can apply for graduate student positions in my lab through the Department of Statistics (https://www.uwo.ca/stats/graduate/application-procedure.html).
4. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
For applicants trained in quantitative sciences (e.g. biostatistics, mathematics, electrical and computer engineering, etc.)., you can apply for graduate student positions in my lab through the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/epibio/graduate/future_students/application_information.html).
We have internal funds to support 1-2 summer, co-op, or internship research students every year.
Applicants should have backgrounds in statistics, computer science, or human genetics or chemistry with strong programming skills.
Applicants who are interested in applying for federal and local funding (NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award, CIHR Undergraduate Summer Student Health Research Award, etc.) for summer research, please contact the PI to discuss the applications as early as possible (January -March).
For all applicants, you should have a GPA >3.5 of 4.
Medical students and residents at Western University can contact the PI by email for research opportunities.
Please contact the PI by email for research opportunities.
The Hu lab hosts visiting professors and students' long- and short-term research.