Academics

Songhua Xu

Songhua XuBUSINESS SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES: Healthcare Business Systems
Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Songhua Xu, a computer scientist who uses advanced techniques to build human-centered applications that benefit society, will join the College of Computing Science as an assistant professor. In his research, Xu uses innovative biomedical imaging and computeraided diagnosis techniques. His research in turn is being used by public policy experts to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

Xu’s primary research interests include information retrieval and management, web search and data mining, innovative applications of artificial intelligence and intelligent systems for biomedical applications. He also has secondary research interests in visual computing, multimedia, human-computer interaction, computer graphics, visualization as well as digital arts and design.

Xu has fifteen approved patents and 10 pending. Broadly speaking, his patents are for his work in the areas of information retrieval, management, visualization, data mining, analytics, and computer art. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also belongs to the American Medical Informatics Association, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the New York Academy of Sciences and the European Association for Computer Graphics, known as Eurographics. He is an honorary assistant professor of the Computer Science Department at the University of Hong Kong.

Before coming to NJIT, he was a researcher and a Wigner Fellow in the Modeling and Simulation Group in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division of the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research at the lab focused on biomedical and health informatics. He received his PhD, MPhil, MS, all in computer science, from Yale University.