I'm David. I am currently a PhD student at McGill University and Mila. I am a member of the Computational Biology and Artificial Intelligence (COMBINE) Lab, under the supervision of Prof. Amin Emad. My current research interest is machine learning and graph representation learning in pharmacogenomics, with special applications to cancer and lung diseases. Prior to coming to McGill, I was part of LANADA and worked extensively in multi-agent reinforcement learning. 

I play an unhealthy amount of Cities: Skylines, Civilization VI and Overwatch. I play other video games (mostly single-player) but not as often as these three. I am also a mechanical keyboard enthusiast (linear switch gang!).


McGill University / Mila - Quebec AI Institute

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

University of the Philippines Diliman



Yihui Li, David Earl Hostallero, and Amin Emad

Peer-reviewed Journals

David Earl Hostallero, Lixuan Wei, Liewei Wang, Junmei Cairns, and Amin EmadGenomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics, 2023
David Earl Hostallero, Yihui Li,  and Amin EmadOxford Bioinformatics, 2022
Jun Ding, David Earl Hostallero, Mohamed Reda El Khili, Gregory J Fonseca, Simon Milette, Nuzha Noorah, Myriam Guay-Belzile, Jonathan Spicer, Noriko Daneshtalab, Martin Sirois, Karine Tremblay, Amin Emad, and Simon RousseauPlos Computational Biology, 2021
Soonil Kwon, Joonki Hong, Eue-Keun Choi, Euijae Lee, David Earl Hostallero, Wan Ju Kang, Byunghwan Lee, Eui-Rim Jeong, Bon-Kweon Koo, Seil Oh, and Yung Yi.Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) mHealth and uHealth, 2019
Kyunghwan Son,  David Hostallero,  Daewoo Kim, Jihwan Bang, Wan Ju Kang, Se-eun Yoon, Yoon-pyo Koo, Hyun-ho Yeo, Jae-hyung Ha, Dongsu Han, and Yung YiThe Journal of Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences, 2018

Conference Proceedings

David Earl Hostallero, Daewoo Kim, Sangwoo Moon, Kyunghwan Son, Wan Ju Kang, and Yung YiProceedings of International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2020 
Kyunghwan Son, Daewoo Kim, Sangwoo Moon, Wan Ju Kang, David Hostallero, and Yung YiProceedings of International Conference for Machine Learning (ICML), 2019
Daewoo Kim, Sangwoo Moon, David Hostallero, Wan Ju Kang, Taeyoung Lee, Kyunghwan Son, and Yung YiProceedings of International Conference for Learning Representations (ICLR), 2019
Ciprian Billones, Olivia Jan Louville Demetria, David Earl Hostallero, and Prospero NavalProceedings of IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON), 2016

Conference Presentations

Machine Learning in Computational Biology (MLCB), November 2021

International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), May 2020