NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series: Geospatial AI-When Location Science Meets Precision Health

November 16, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online on Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Chi-Ren Shyu, Director of the Institute for Data Science & Informatics

Paul K. & Dianne Shumaker Professor, College of Engineering

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, noon-1 p.m.
Location: Tom & Linda Atkins Family Seminar Room, Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building

*Those who wish to attend virtually can request a Zoom link at registration

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Enabling the use of spatial context is vital to understanding today’s complex digital health problems beyond visualizing maps and intuitive observations. It is paramount to build a robust geospatial artificial intelligence (AI) capacity to integrate social, environmental and infrastructural knowledge base to empower health researchers’ use of geospatial context to promptly answer health issues. In this talk, I will present recent geospatial AI works from my lab with applications in telemedicine catchment, health disparities, environmental health, biosecurity and risk assessment in pandemic preparation for resilience and mitigation. I also will introduce geospatial resources from MU, regional and international collaborators. 

Dr. Chi-Ren Shyu

About the Speaker

Dr. Shyu is Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Professor in Biomedical Informatics in the College of Engineering and directs the MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics. His research encompasses health care, explainable artificial intelligence, quantum computing and spatial big data analytics. Dr. Shyu collaborates with clinicians to develop innovative computational methods with health care applications to address research questions in autism, cancer, COVID-19, lymphedema and type 1 diabetes. He serves as a Research Council member for Taylor Geospatial Institute, MU representative for SEC AI Curriculum Consortium and general chair for the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering. Dr. Shyu is an elected of the Fellow of American Medical Informatics Association and a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, a 2016 UM System President Leadership Award and a 2022 Faculty Alumni Award from the Mizzou Alumni Association.