Monash Conversations on AI & Data Science - Professor Yuming Guo

Event date:  2 March 2023

Several large wildfires have occurred recently. Robust projections indicate that the risk of wildfires will continue to increase in most areas of the world as climate change worsens. Understanding the health impacts of wildfire smoke and intervention strategies is essential to develop health protection policies. However, there are still many knowledge gaps and challenges in bushfire smoke epidemiological studies. This presentation discussed the role of Artificial Intelligence in evidence, gaps and challenges of wildfire smoke epidemiology.

About the speaker

Professor Yuming Guo is a Professor of Global Environmental Health and Biostatistics, and Head of the Monash University Climate, Air Quality Research Unit. His research interests focus on environmental epidemiology, biostatistics, air pollution, climate change, urban design, residential environment, environmental exposure assessment, and infectious disease modelling.

He has developed several large international multidisciplinary collaborations to assess the impacts of environmental factors on human health. He was awarded Leader Fellowship and Career Development Fellowship by NHMRC, the Reuters Hot List of The World’s Top Climate Scientists, Tony McMichael Award by International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Top Ranked Young Tall Poppy Award by Australian Institute of Policy and Sciences, and Research Excellence Award by NHMRC.

He is an associate editor for Environmental Health Perspectives, Environment International, and PLOS Medicine. He has published >400 peer reviewed papers in prestigious journals including New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and BMJ.