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Yawei Hui, PhD

Yawei Hui, PhD

  • Manager, Bioinformatics Software DevOps


PhD, Astronomy and Astrophysics - The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
, Computer Science - The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
& BS, Physics - Nanjing University, Nanjing, China


Being an astrophysicist by training, Dr. Yawei Hui spent much of his early career in exploring the universe for special celestial objects that emit strong X-rays. With experiences accumulated in computing and analytical modeling, he took a significant turn to focus on designing and implementing HPC/Supercomputing workflow and data management system and algorithms development. Now he is taking on new challenges to apply all his data science expertise to understand biomedical data and develop efficient and powerful systems to accelerate scientific discoveries in childhood diseases.

Research Interests

  • HPC Workflow and Data Management System
  • Parallel Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Large-scale Scientific Visualization

Selected Publications

Hui, Y. and Liu, Y., “Volumetric Data Exploration with Machine Learning-Aided Visualization in Neutron Science”, 2019 The Computer Vision Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2019, pp. 257-271, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-17795-9_18 

Hui, Y., Park, B.-H., and Engelmann, C., “A Comprehensive Informative Metric for Analyzing HPC System Status using the LogSCAN Platform”, 2018 IEEE/ACM 8th Workshop on Fault Tolerance for HPC at eXtreme Scale (FTXS), Dallas, TX, 2018, pp. 29-38, doi: 10.1109/FTXS.2018.00007 

Park, B.-H., Hui, Y., Boehm, S., Ashraf, R., Layton, C. and Engelmann, C., “A Big Data Analytics Framework for HPC Log Data: Three Case Studies Using the Titan Supercomputer Log”, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER), Belfast, 2018, pp. 571-579, doi: 10.1109/CLUSTER.2018.00073

Lynch, V. E., Calvo, J. B., Deelman, E., da Silva, R. F., Goswami, M., Hui, Y., Lingerfelt, E. and Vetter, J. S., “Distributed Workflows for Modeling Experimental Data”, 2017 High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC), Waltham, MA, 2017, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/HPEC.2017.8091071

Wu,Y., Stancil, P. C., Schultz, D. R., Hui, Y., Liebermann, H. P., Buenker, R. J., “Theoretical investigation of total and state-dependent charge exchange in O6+ collisions with atomic hydrogen”, 2012, J. Phys. B, 45, 235201, doi: 10.1088/0953-4075/45/23/235201

Hui Y. and Schultz D. R., “The Ion-Induced Charge-Exchange X-ray Emission of the Jovian Auroras: Magnetospheric or Solar Wind Origin?” in Proceedings of the 2010 NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop, Gatlinburg, TN, 2010, edited by D. R. Schultz, C-24 (2011), 2011nlaw.confC..24H

Hui, Y.-W., Cravens, T. E., Ozak, N. and Schultz, D. R., “What can be learned from the absence of auroral X-ray emission from Saturn?” 2010, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A10239, doi: 10.1029/2010JA015639

Hui, Y.-W., Schultz, D. R., Kharchenko, V., Bhardwaj, A., Branduardi-Raymont, G., Stancil, P. C., Cravens, T. E., Lisse, C. M. and Dalgarno, A., “Comparative analysis and variability of the Jovian X-ray spectra detected by the Chandra and XMM-Newton observatories”, 2010, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07102, doi: 10.1029/2009JA014854

Hui, Y.-W., Schultz, D. R., Kharchenko, V., Stancil, P. C., Cravens, T. E., Lisse, C. M. and Dalgarno, A., “The ion-induced charge-exchange X-ray emission of the Jovian Auroras: Magnetospheric or solar wind origin?” 2009, ApJ, 702, L158, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/702/2/L158

Hui, Y.-W. and Krolik, J. H., 2008, “Detailed Atmosphere Model Fits to Disk-Dominated ULX spectra”, ApJ, 679, 1405, doi: 10.1086/587774

Hui, Y.-W., Krolik, J. H. and Hubeny, I., 2005, “Non-LTE Spectra of Accretion Disks around Intermediate-Mass Black Holes”, ApJ, 625, 913, doi: 10.1086/429884 

Hui, Y.-W., Dong, J. M. and Xing, D. Y., “Characteristics of the Wave Function of Coupled Oscillators in Semiquantum Chaos”, 2000, Phys. Rev. E, 62, 6318, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.62.6318

Full List of Publications

Last update: June 2020