Hongtu Zhu

Dr. Zhu is DiDi Fellow and Chief Scientist of Statistics。 Dr. Zhu is also a tenured professor of biostatistics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Zhu is leading Division of Statistical and Decision Sciences in DiDi’s AI Tech with AI scientists and engineers on the development of innovative solutions for two-sided markets. Dr. Zhu got his Ph.D. degree in statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000. 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 INFORMS Daniel Wagner Prize for Excellent in Operations Research Practice with his colleagues at DiDi in 2019. He has published more than 260 papers in top journals including Nature, Nature Genetics Nature Neuroscience, PNAS, AOS, and JRSSB, as well as 40 conference papers in top conferences including NeurIPS, AAAI, KDD, ICDMMICCAI, and IPMI. He has served/is serving an editorial board member of premier international journals including Statistica Sinica, JRSSB,  Annals of Statistics, and Journal of American Statistical Association.  

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