The Hu Lab: Health Data Science, Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics at The Department of Biochemistry of the Western University, Canada: The Hu lab focuses on developing and applying computational and statistical techniques for integrative analysis of big multimodal health data (omics data, imaging data, administrative and electronic medical records) for precision medicine. Dr. Hu’s research program builds the bridges between artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning, statistics and multimodal health data (mainly omics data). His research is performed in an independent, multidisciplinary and collaborative team framework where his expertise in AI, statistical genetics and bioinformatics complements that of his collaborators.

Dr. Pingzhao Hu is a tenured Associate Professor in Western University.  Dr. Hu was trained in computer science and applied statistics. His group has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles with over 6000 citations and H-index 36. Dr. Hu is Associate Editors of  Frontiers in Genetics (Statistical Genetics and Methodology), Annals of Medicine (Section of Medical Genetics and Genomics), and Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal(CSBJ).


Dr. Pingzhao Hu at The Department of Biochemistry of the Western University has fully funded MSc/PhD student positions in Bioinformatics ( The successful candidates can be registered in Collaborative Specialization in Machine Learning in Health and Biomedical Sciences ( in my lab through the Department of Biochemistry.


The successful candidates should have strong background in broadly defined life science/(bio)chemistry/medicine, be familiar with R or python programming, and have basic understanding of machine learning and statistical modeling or you can learn them quickly. He / She should have a BSc or MSc degree, and excellent GPA.

Start date

January 02, 2023

How to Apply

To apply for the positions, please send a CV, transcripts, related reports/publications written in English, and English test results to Dr. Pingzhao Hu at The deadline to apply for January 2023 admission is October 15 for Canada applicants.


Dr. Pingzhao Hu:

Western University

Department of Biochemistry


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