Ying Hu, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist


Dr. Ying Hu is a staff scientist and an integrated member of CBIIT’s Computational Genomics and Biomedical Informatics Group, who supports the research of NCI’s Center for Cancer Research, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, and other NCI initiatives. Dr. Hu joined NCI in 1998 after his postdoctoral work at Fox Chase Cancer Center of Philadelphia. He developed popular OmicCircos and OmicPath tools, which have been downloaded over 10,000 times through Bioconductor and used in NIH bioinformatics training courses. He also developed several algorithms in the omics-data analysis, such as the graphical based k-means that has been employed in the single cell transcriptome analysis. Dr. Hu was recognized as the best performer in the Heritage Provider Network Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessments and Methods (HPN-DREAM) breast cancer network inference challenge. He manages the algorithms and data analysis pipeline on biostatistics, systems biology, and machine learning in studies on clinical outcomes, omics, and high-throughput functional genomics data. Dr. Hu received his doctorate in population genetics from the Sichuan University of China.