Dr. Hu was elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He was a recipient of many research awards, including the 2014 China Overseas Innovation Talent Award, the 2016 Chinese Ministry of Education Technology Invention Award, the 2018 Chinese National Technology Invention Award, and the 2019 WIPO-CNIPA Award for Chinese Outstanding Patented Invention. He is also the TC Co-Chair of computational psychophysiology in the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMC), the TC Co-Chair of cognitive computing in IEEE SMC, and the Vice-Chair of the TC 9.1. Economic, Business, and Financial Systems on Social Media at the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). He is also a Member-at-Large of the ACM China Council and the Vice-Chair of the China Committee of the International Society for Social Neuroscience. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SYSTEMS and an Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AFFECTIVE COMPUTING.