Our People

Rui Hu

Assistant Professor, Statistics

PhD (Memorial); PhD (Alberta)

5-107L, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Rui Hu received her PhD in mathematics from Memorial University in Newfoundland. After moving to Edmonton, she studied statistics under the supervision of Dr. Doug Wiens at the University of Alberta and graduated with a PhD in statistics in 2016. Hired as an assistant professor at MacEwan University, Dr. Hu teaches a variety of statistics courses.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Robustness, experimental design, spatial statistics

Teaching and Research Interests

  • STAT 151 Introduction to Applied Statistics
  • STAT 161 Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • STAT 265 Probability Theory

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Bica, Ion, Zhichun Zhai, Rui Hu and Mickey Melnyk. "Sound Signature Detection by Probability Density Function of Normalized Amplitudes." Proceedings of Bridges 2019: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture: 287-294.

Hu, Rui. "Robust Design for the Estimation of a Threshold Probability." Canadian Journal of Statistics 46, (2018): 470-481.

Hu, Rui and Doug Wiens. "Robust Discrimination Designs over Hellinger Neighbourhoods." Annals of Statistics 45, (2017): 1638-1663.

Hu, Rui and Yuan Yuan. "Stability and Hopf Bifuraction Analysis for Nicholson's Blowflies Equation with Nonlocal Delay." European Journal of Applied Mathematics 23, (2012): 777-796.

Hu, Rui and Yuan Yuan. "Spatial Nonhomogeneous Equilibrium in a Reaction Diffusion System with Distributed Delay." Journal of Differential Equations 250, (2011): 2779-2806.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

Discovery Grant, Early Career Researcher, NSERC (2018-2024)

Professional Associations / Memberships

Statistical Society of Canada, member

Boards / Committees

Thesis defense committee, MSc students, University of Alberta