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Dr Xinhui Ma


Office: Robert Blackburn Building 303G, University of Hull

Dr Xinhui Ma is a lecturer in Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Extended Reality(XR) at the University of Hull, UK. His research interests focus on Responsible AI, Explainable AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Large Language Models, Digital Twin, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality. These areas have significant applications in addressing challenges in Digital Health and Green Energy. He has an extensive publication record and has secured competitive research grants from prestigious funding bodies such as Wellcome Trust, British Council, and Royal Society.



Responsible AI

Explainable AI

Large Language Models

Digital Twin

Mixed Reality

Net Zero

Digital Health

Funded Research Projects as PI/Co-I

Royal Society founded Mortality Risk Prediction of ICU Patients with Sepsis Considering Dynamic Time Series Characteristics Under Uncertainty (2023-2025) 


Role: Co-Investigator 
Funder: Royal Society (£12k)
Partner: Hull-York Medical School

Wellcome Trust founded 3D Analysis of Maxillofacial Growth in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate (2017-2019)

Role: Principal Investigator
Funder: Wellcome Trust (£98K)

Partner: Dundee Dental Hospital  

PhD Students/Research Staff

List of PhD students Dr. Ma supervises. 

PhD in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Cancer Care
My role: Principal Supervisor 


Eamonn Tuton

PhD in Digital Twin Logistics of Operations and Maintenance for Offshore Wind Farms
My role: Principal S


Lewis Petch

PhD in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Cancer Care
My role: Co-supervisor 



Manuel Pinheiro

Wellcome Trust project: “3D analysis of maxillofacial growth in patients with cleft lip and palate”.


China Scholarship Council project “Deep learning for plant disease detection”
Visiting Researcher


Qingmao Zeng

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