Dr. Xiangen Hu is Dunavant professor in the Department of Psychology and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Memphis (UofM) and senior researcher at the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the UofM and visiting professor at Central China Normal University (CCNU). Dr. Hu received his MS in applied mathematics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, MA in social sciences and Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Hu was the director of the cognitive psychology at the UofM, the Director of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) center for Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) Research & Development, and senior researcher in the Chinese Ministry of Education’s Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior.

Dr. Hu's primary research areas include Mathematical Psychology, Research Design and Statistics, and Cognitive Psychology. More specific research interests include General Processing Tree (GPT) models, categorical data analysis, knowledge representation, computerized tutoring, and advanced distributed learning. Dr. Hu receives funding for the above research from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), US Institute for Education Sciences (IES), ADL of the US Department of Defense (DoD), US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), US Army Research Laboratories (ARL), US Office of Naval Research (ONR), UofM, and CCNU.