Inchi Hu

Mason statistics professor Inchi Hu
Titles and Organizations

Professor, Department of Statistics

Contact Information

Building: Nguyen Engineering Building, Fairfax
Room 1854
Phone: 202-309-5651
Email: Inchi Hu


Inchi Hu is a professor of statistics at the College of Engineering and Computing. He received his PhD in statistics from Stanford University. Prior to joining Mason, he was on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Maryland. His research interests include sequential analysis, stochastic control, high-dimensional data analysis, and causal inference.

Among his colleagues and students, he is known for his broad scientific interests, and his passion and excitement to see statistics expanding its role in data science. His research papers appeared in top journals of Statistics (Annals of Statistics, Biometrika, Journal of American Statistical Association), Probability (Annuals of Probability), Engineering (IEEE Trans on Automatic Control, IEEE Trans on Information Theory), Operations Management (Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research), and Life Science (Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids Research). Selected honors and awards include Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence (2006, 2016), and Best Ten Lecturers, elected by HKUST Student Association (2002, 2004, 2005). He is the Associate Editor of Statistica Sinica.

At Mason, he will be teaching STAT 535 Analysis of Experimental Data as well as assisting with graduate admissions, data science-economics initiatives, and helping with research task force and initiatives.