X. Joan Hu
Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
Dr. Hu's statistical research has primarily been in methodological development for
handling complex data. Her contributions in the area include pseudo-likelihood based
and estimating function approaches with supplementary information. Growing from her early
work on incomplete event history data, such as censored/truncated lifetimes and panel
counts, Dr. Hu's current interests are in various imperfect stochastic process
data. Her on-going projects include analyses of longitudinal data with latent classes and
marked point processes with spatial correlations. Another research area is statistical
monitoring in clinical trials. Motivated by an ACTG clinical trial,
she proposed the repeated confidence bands approach for interim reviews
jointly with Steve Lagakos.
Dr. Hu has collaborated with investigators in a variety of research fields, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, public health, reliability, forest fire management, political science and marketing. She enjoys identifying statistical problems from real-life projects and developing approaches to dealing with the issues. Her ongoing collaborative projects include the ones from the pediatric mental health program at University of Alberta and from the opioid agonist treatment (OAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) program at BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Hu received her PhD in statistics at University of Waterloo in 1995 under the
supervision of Jerry Lawless. Following her research experiences at Health Canada
and Harvard School of Public Health, she was on the faculty
at University of Memphis (1998-2003) and an adjunct faculty member
at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (2000-2003).
Dr. Hu joined Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences at Simon Fraser
University in 2003, and is now a Professor of Statistics. She has taught
courses at all the levels at SFU, and participated in the development of
biostatistics-related courses, such as the graduate courses of Biometrics
and Longitudinal Analysis.
Dr. Hu obtained an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) (2016-2019), an NSERC University Faculty Award (2003-2008), the Frank Wilcoxon Prize of 1998 (jointly with JF Lawless and K Suzuki), and the Pierre Robillard Award of 1996. She is an American Statistical Association (ASA) fellow and an elected International Statistical Institute (ISI) member.
Dr. Hu is a co-Editor-in-Chief of Statistics in Biosciences (2021-present). She has served on the editorial boards of Canadian Journal of Statistics (2010-2012), Lifetime Data Analysis (2010-present), Statistical Papers (2011-2016), and Statistics in Biosciences (2009-2020). She is serving/served on the EC of ASA's Lifetime Data Science (LiDS) Section as the secretary (2019-2021), the CRM-SSC prize committee (2017-2020), the CANSSI Board of Directors (2017-2020), the Committee on Women in Statistics (2015-2018), the SSC's Biostatistics Section as the President (2013-2014), and the Board of Directors (2011-2012) of Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) as an Alberta - British Columbia - Yukon Regional Representative, the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) Board of Directors (2010-2012), and the Education Office Review Committee of Chinese Government Award for Self-Financed Students Abroad (2007-2012).
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