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Xiaohui Zhong

Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science

Dr. Xiaohui Zhong
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Engineering
Room: 252
Phone: (313) 993-1013
Dr. Xiaohui Zhong
Areas of Expertise:
Analysis & Higher-level Mathematics
Actuarial Math
Probability and Statistics


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1991
  • M.S., Wayne State University, 1987
  • M.S., South China University of Technology, 1985
  • B.S., South China University of Technology, 1982


Dr. Zhong teaches all level of mathematics courses including:   Probability and Statistics for Engineering, Business Statistics, Elementary Statistics, Biostatistics, Advanced Engineering Calculus, Calculus I, II, III, Linear Algebra, Modern Analysis, Complex Analysis, Precalculus, Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Thinking, Mathematics of Finance, Mathematical Modeling, and Geometry for teachers.   In addition, she advises students in actuarial science minor, a program she developed.

Her research interests concentrate on the application of statistics and probability in the engineering and science.   She is also the principle and co-principle investigator of two major National Science Foundation grants and a grant from the Department of Transportation.

Recent Publications:

  1. Dutta, Utpal, and Xiaohui Zhong, A  Quick Response LRT Operation & Maintenance (O & M) Cost Calculator to Perform Sensitivity Analysis, Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal, 38-43, July, 2016.
  2. Zhong, Xiaohui, and Utpal Dutta,  Engaging Nash-Sutcliffe Efficiency and Model Efficiency Factor Indicators in Selecting and Validating Effective Light Rail System Operation and Maintenance Cost Models, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, 3 (2015), 255-265.
  3. Zhong, Xiaohui, Project-based Learning in Introductory Biostatistics Using Excel, Proceeding of the 2015 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, July 27-30, 2015, Las Vegas
  4. Bernasconi, Claudia, Xiaohui Zhong, Leo Hanifin, Linda Slowik, and Megan Owens,  Understanding Public Opinion Regarding Transit in Southeast Michigan, The M I N E T A  National  Transit  Research Consortium Report 12-38:, April, 2015
  5. Kevin Daimi, Xiaohui Zhong, Dahong Li, and Qinghua Lin, A Collaborative Minor in Computational Physics, US-China Education Review A, Vol. 4, No. 7, 481-489, July 2014,
  6. Bernasconi, Cluadia,  Xiaohui Zhong, and Leo Hanifin, Understanding and building public opinion regarding transit in Southeast Michigan,  Proceedings of The 18th International Conference of the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies- Travel Behavior and Society, pp 519-528,  Hong Kong December, 2013.
  7. Zhong, Xiaohui, and Kevin Daimi, A Minor in Computational Statistics, Proceeding of the 2013 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, pp: 275-281, Las Vegas, July, 2013.
  8. Zhong, Xiaohui, An Algebraic Connection between Ordinary Least-square Regression and Regression though the Origin, Proceeding of University of Hawaii International Conference, June 2013, retrieved from:
  9. Morzov, Sergry and Xiaohui Zhong, The Evaluation of Similarity Metrics in Collaborative Filtering Recommendations, Proceeding of University of Hawaii International Conference, June 2013, retrieved from:
  10. Dutta, U. and Xiaohui Zhong, A  LRT Operation & Maintenance (O & M) cost model to perform Sensitivity Analysis,  Proceeding of 2013 Annual  Meeting of Transportation Research Board,  Session 794, number 13-0888, Washington, D.C., January,  2013
  11. Zhong, Xiaohui, and Kevin Daimi,  Alternative Two Sample Tests in Bioinformatics,  Proceeding of The 2012 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP’12),  Las Vegas, pp. 345-352, 2012.
  12. Victoria Mantzapolis, and X. Zhong, Probability and Statistics, ISBN 978-07575-7750-5, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, June, 2010.

External Grants:

  1. Principal Investigator, Transforming Policies and Climate at UDM, (NSF 1409118) Funded by NSF, August, 2014 – July, 2016, $194,500.
  2. Co-PI, Advancing the Careers of Women in STEM at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions through Professional Networks, (NSF 1107034), Funded by NSF, September, 2011-August 31, 2016, Total $598,611.
  3. Co-PI,  Understanding and Building Public Opinion Regarding Transit in Southeastern Michigan, Funded  by Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC), and Transportation Riders United (TRU), January 20, 2012 - August 16, 2014, $233,783
  4. PI, Multi-regression Analysis to Predict Returning Clients, Funded by Abest Financial Corporation, Canton, Michigan, August, 2008. $10,000.
  5. Co-PI, Mathematics Content Course Development, Funded by Michigan Math Forum, May 1, 2002-June 30, 2002. $10,000
  6. Co-PI, Curriculum Development: Mathematics Knowledge Area, Funded by Greenfiled Coalition, NSF, July 1995 - June 1996, $68,000.
  7. PI, Approximation of Surfaces by Developable Surfaces, Funded by Automated Analysis Corporation, Canton , Michigan, September 1996 - August 1997, $30,000.

Internal Funded Projects:

  1. PI,  An APP for Designing Engineers for the Light Rail Costs,  Funded by the University of Detroit Mercy, $1,500, January, 2016
  2. PI,  Service learning in Mathematics of Finance, Service learning office, Funded by the University of Detroit Mercy, $2,000, May, 2012
  3. Co-Pi, The Effects of Instance Selection on Collaborative Filtering Recommendation Accuracy, Funded by Faculty Grant Incentive Program, College of Engineering and Science, University of Detroit Mercy, March 2012, $5,800.
  4. PI, Relationship between Ordinary Regression and Regression through the Origin, Funded by University by Faculty Internal Research Grant, University of Detroit Mercy, August, 2011, $3,000.
  5. PI, Service Learning to for Algebra students, Funded by Bridges of Mercy & Justice, 2006, $500.
  6. PI, Wavelet on Circles, Funded by Faculty Grant Incentive Program, University of Detroit Mercy, January 1995 - December 1995, $2,300.
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