Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair (tier II)

Department of Mathematics and Statistics of University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Publications: Google Scholar

Research Interest: (1) Statistical Genomics, (2) Machine learning (3) Design and analysis of clinical trials, and (4) Big data problems

Other Affiliations: Faculty member of VADA program supported by NSERC CREATE Grant and Center for Biomedical Research, UVic


Joined the University of Victoria (2017) as an assistant professor & Canada Research Chair (tier 2).

Obtained a BSc (2000) and MSc (2003) in mathematics from Nankai University, MSc (2005) and PhD (2011) in statistics from University of British Columbia. Held a BCIC Innovation Scholarship (2007-2009) and a NSERC CGS-D scholarship (2009-2011) while completing a PhD in statistics under the supervision of Dr. Raphael Gottardo and Dr. Kevin P. Murphy.

Worked as postdoctoral researcher with NSERC PDF award (2011-2013) at the Dept. of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University under the supervision of Dr. Hongkai Ji and Dr. Rafael Irizarry. Worked as MSc statistician at Centre for Heart Lung Innovation and Sirius Genomics Inc. (2005-2009) and PhD statistician at Eli Lilly & Co. and AstraZeneca (2014-2017).

Has been a visiting scholar at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. (2011)


We recently submitted one manuscript about our novel methodology of Bayesian hierarchical model for genome-wide association studies. It is a psuedo-supervised machine learning approach. For more detail, please see the Arxiv draft before the paper is published.


I am recruiting one new PhD student. Successful candidate will be funded by the VADA program.

I am recruiting one new MSc students. Department will provide about $5000/year TA salary for all graduate students. I usually do not provide major financial support for MSc students, but it is not hard for top MSc students to get decent income from summer Internship.

UVic tuition is about $2000 per term, which is much lower than most other universities in Canada.

Research team

Postdoctorate Fellows and Research Associates

PhD Students

Master Students

Undergraduate Students





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Email: Xuekui at UVic dot ca

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Mathematics and Statistics
University of Victoria
Victoria, B.C.
Canada V8W 2Y2