About me

Dr. Xuekui Zhang (PhD) is an Associate Professor at University of Victoria, a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (2017-2027), and a Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar (2022-2027).

Dr. Zhang is also an associate member of Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at University of British Columbia (2019-2024) and an adjunct faculty in Max Rady College of Medicine at Univ of Manitoba (2021-2024).

Education and Training

PhD degree in statistics from the University of British Columbia (09/2007-05/2011) under the supervision of Dr. Raphael Gottardo and Dr. Kevin P. Murphy. Held a BCIC Innovation Scholarship (2007-2009) and a NSERC CGS-D scholarship (2009-2011)

Visiting scholar at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (2011), supported by Canada Graduate Scholarships – MSFSS.

Postdoctoral fellow at the Dept. of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University (2011-2013) under the supervision of Dr. Hongkai Ji and Dr. Rafael Irizarry, partially funded by with NSERC PDF award.

Area of Interest

Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on developing and applying novel biostatistics methods and software tools to solve real-world problems in medical and biological research. His research interests include (1) Bioinformatics, (2) Biostatistics, (3) Machine learning, (4) Design of clinical trials, and (5) COPD.