Jiang Hu received the B.S. degree in optical engineering from Zhejiang University (China) in 1990, the M.S. degree in physics in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2001. He worked with IBM Microelectronics from January 2001 to June 2002.

In 2002 he joined the electrical engineering faculty at Texas A&M University. His research interest is in optimization for large scale computing systems, especially VLSI circuit optimization, adaptive design, hardware security, resource allocation and power management in computing systems. Honors include receiving a best paper award at the ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference in 2001, an IBM Invention Achievement Award in 2003 and a best paper award at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design in 2011. He has served as technical program committee members for DAC, ICCAD, ISPD, ISQED, ICCD, DATE, ISCAS, ASP-DAC and ISLPED. He is the general chair for the 2012 ACM International Symposium on Physical Design. He served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on CAD 2006-2011. Currently, he is an associated editor for the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. He received Humboldt research fellowship in 2012. He is named IEEE Fellow in 2016.