Are you prepared if a bushfire threatens the safety of you and your loved ones?
Professor Ann Nicholson of the Faculty of Information Technology is developing sophisticated probability models to help us manage the risk bushfires pose to life and property. Using this Bayesian network technology in which she's a world leader, Professor Nicholson is working on an online tool that allows you to make an informed decision on whether to leave, or stay and defend your property.
The same technology has been used since 2006 to predict fog at Melbourne Airport, and by the Victorian Government to monitor threats to endangered species like the Leadbeater's possum.
This is just one of the many ways IT at Monash is changing the world.