Shu Hu

Shu Hu

Meet Shu, one of CBE’s HDR Student Representatives. A PHD candidate and Research Assistant with the Research School of Economics, Shu’s research areas of interest include computational and network Economics and structural estimation.

Shu is keen to hear from fellow HDR candidates – reach out with your feedback to improve HDR candidates' experience and development.

30 MARCH 2022

What originally got you interested in your current field of research? 

My research interest is in a broad area called quantitative economics, an intersectional field of mathematics, economics and computer science. My learning and research experience on projects with my supervisor Professor John Stachurski and QuantEcon are the main things that got me interested in quantitative economics. QuantEcon is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing modern computational lectures and tools for economists, which helps me explore and find my interests gradually. For example, I have fun proofreading and improving lectures and tools for them, which cultivates my techniques in economic modelling, data processing, mathematical analysis, and programming in Python.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day off?         

I am a simple man. As long as I have maths, economics, coding, sports, friends or a sunset, I feel merry, and it is my favourite day off.

Do you have a hobby you are passionate about?

I am an athlete at Table Tennis Australia. I started training years and soon fell in love with the sport. I was runner-up at my club in December 2021. You might see me in some casual games or serious competitions, nationally and internationally.

Is there anything you would like to share with your fellow HDR candidates?

I like to chat about my studies and learn from yours. If you have any advice or feedback to improve HDR candidates' experience and development, please do not hesitate to contact me either in person or via email.

PS. I have a nice spare racket if you would like to have a casual table tennis hit sometime after work.