Hongtu Zhu

Hongtu Zhu is a tenured professor of biostatistics, statistics, computer science, and genetics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was DiDi Fellow and Chief Scientist of Statistics at DiDi Chuxing between 2018 and 2020 and was Endowed Bao-Shan Jing Professorship in Diagnostic Imaging at MD Anderson Cancer Center between 2016 and 2018.  He is an internationally recognized expert in statistical learning, medical image analysis, precision medicine, biostatistics, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics. He has been an elected Fellow of American Statistical Association and Institute of Mathematical Statistics since 2011. He received an established investigator award from Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas in 2016 and received the INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice in 2019. He has published more than 290+ papers in top journals including Nature, Science, Cell, Nature Genetics, PNAS, AOS, JASA, and JRSSB, as well as 45+ conference papers in top conferences including NeurIPS, AAAI, KDD, ICDM, MICCAI, and IPMI.