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Dr. Jianhua Hu

Dr. Jianhua Hu

Regular Member

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Biostatistics

As a statistician with interests in theory, methodology, and applications in biology as well as bioinformatics data and clinical trial design, my research is interdisciplinary.  My research areas cover both applied and theoretical statistics. The applications include high dimensional genomics and proteomics data, network construction, longitudinal and spatial data, genetic and environmental epidemiology. Statistical methodologies and theory focus on variable selection, dimension reduction, modeling of longitudinal and spatial data, robust statistics, non- and semiparametric modeling, adaptive clinical trial designs, and Bayesian statistics. 

Projects/Techniques: An example is likelihood based dimension reduction method for binary data, such as principal component analysis.  It requires a Ph.D. student to have knowledge of maximum likelihood estimation, EM algorithm, and principal component analysis.  Programming in R (or Matlab, C) language is required.



MDACC Faculty

Program Affiliation:

Program in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Contact Information

Phone: 713.794.4160


Office: MDA FCT 4.6082 (Unit 1411)

Title: Associate Professor


Ph.D. - University of  North Carolina-Chapel Hill - 2003