Xiao Hu


Ann Henshaw Gardiner Distinguished Professor of Nursing

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor in the School of Nursing
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Associate Professor in Surgery
  • Professor in Neurology

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 2 Pine Top Place, Durham, NC 27705
  • Office Phone: (310) 498-6136
  • Email Address: xiao.hu@duke.edu


  • Ph.D. University of California - Los Angeles, 2004

Research Interests

Biomedical signal processing (ECG, EEG, PPG, ICP, cerebral blood flow velocity), machine learning in healthcare, mathematical modeling of physiological systems, brain monitoring.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • SMART Award. Cerebral Autoregulation Research Network. 2016
  • Winner of NASA Innocentive Challenge on Noninvasive Intracranial Pressure. NASA Innocentive. 2013
  • Spring 2012 Venture Competition Grand Price. UCLA Business of Science Center. 2012
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute Scholar. University of California, Los Angeles. 2008
  • Graduation with Honor . the Ministry of Electronics of China. 2006
  • Honorary thesis . University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. 2006

Courses Taught

  • BME 790L: Advanced Topics with the Lab for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • NURSING 574: Directed Scholarship
  • NURSING 724: Data Analytics II
  • NURSING 922: Special Readings in School of Nursing

Representative Publications

  • Sunghan Kim, ; Scalzo, F; Bergsneider, M; Vespa, P; Martin, N; Xiao Hu,, Noninvasive Intracranial Pressure Assessment Based on a Data-Mining Approach Using a Nonlinear Mapping Function, Ieee Transactions on Bio Medical Engineering, vol 59 no. 3 (2012), pp. 619-626 [10.1109/tbme.2010.2093897] [abs].
  • Yang, L; Zhao, M; Peng, C; Hu, X; Feng, H; Ji, Z, Waveform descriptor for pulse onset detection of intracranial pressure signal, Medical Engineering & Physics, vol 34 no. 2 (2012), pp. 179-186 [10.1016/j.medengphy.2011.07.008] [abs].
  • Scalzo, F; Asgari, S; Kim, S; Bergsneider, M; Hu, X, Bayesian tracking of intracranial pressure signal morphology, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, vol 54 no. 2 (2012), pp. 115-123 [10.1016/j.artmed.2011.08.007] [abs].
  • Asgari, S; Vespa, P; Bergsneider, M; Hu, X, Lack of consistent intracranial pressure pulse morphological changes during episodes of microdialysis lactate/pyruvate ratio increase, Physiological Measurement, vol 32 no. 10 (2011), pp. 1639-1651 [10.1088/0967-3334/32/10/011] [abs].
  • Asgari, S; Bergsneider, M; Hamilton, R; Vespa, P; Hu, X, Consistent Changes in Intracranial Pressure Waveform Morphology Induced by Acute Hypercapnic Cerebral Vasodilatation, Neurocritical Care, vol 15 no. 1 (2011), pp. 55-62 [10.1007/s12028-010-9463-x] [abs].