Zhong-Ru (Paul) Xie, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advancing virtual drug discovery

Phone: 706-542-9923


145 Boyd Graduate Studies Building
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States


Ph.D., Biomedical Informatics – National Yang-Ming University
B.S., Chemical Engineering – National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Professional Appoinments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia, 2016 – Present

Other Professional Experience

  • Research Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2013 – Jul 2016
  • Postdoctoral Exchange Scholar, UCSD, 2012 – Apr 2013
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, 2011 – Mar 2012

Research areas

The cost of bringing a new drug to the market has been increasing dramatically, so virtual drug design has attracted more and more attention. Our research group is particularly interested in the research topics of computational drug discovery. The research focuses are (1) to develop new algorithms/models/tools for new drug discovery and (2) to apply the established methods on interested drug targets.

Publications and Scholarly Articles

Google Scholar Page

Opportunities for students

Any graduate or undergraduate student who has background in or is studying Bioinformataics, Bio-/Computer/Chemical related Sciences/Engineering, Medical/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics or any other related fields is welcome to join our group. The experiences of virtual drug discovery will be a big plus for your academic or industrial career. Please send me an email if you are interested or if you require further information.


Computational Drug Discovery Laboratory at UGA