Meet Our Collaborators: Peter Eze
SPECTRUM/SPARK’s researchers and collaborators have extensive experience in, and a detailed understanding of epidemiology, mathematical modelling, and health and medical research. Each collaborator brings unique skills and knowledge to the consortium, from mathematics and statistics, coding and model development, to medicine, to epidemiology, project management, structed decision making and more. Additionally, our consortium collaborators work at different institutions across Australia and the region. The diversity within the consortium allows innovation and meaningful collaboration to thrive.
To fully appreciate the hard work and countless years of academic research and professional experience of our collaborators, we want to introduce you to our team.
Peter is a post-doctoral fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for decision support at the University of Melbourne Australia. His research focuses on harnessing AI techniques in conjunction with computational decision science techniques to provide evidences for optimum decision making.
Where do you work, and what is your role?
A Research Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne.
What is your area of expertise?
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Decision Support in Healthcare
Why did you choose this area of work?
Almost everyone wanted me to study medicine but I knew I cannot practice it well as I don’t like blood and wet places. I went for Engineering. The knowledge I have gathered in Engineering and biological computation techniques are focused on digital health to help me create the equivalent effect that I would have created as a medical expert. This will be fulfilling for me and for those who wanted me to study medicine. I am glad to apply these knowledges in epidemiology including COVID-19. This is aside from other health information systems that I have worked on in the past.
What do you like about working in this field?
It is first about the people and then the science. Knowing that the output of your research would have positive impact on health decisions is elating. Again, the people I work and collaborate with bring a whole lot of experience that could be used to do better forecasting and decision making, thereby increasing the positive impact on the populace.
What do you hope to achieve in the SPARK/SPECTRUM consortium?
Better collaborations for sustainable impact. Sometimes works that change lives could be truncated if the path to impact is cut short due to some contractual agreements. I hope to establish and maintain such a collaboration that can conclusively deliver the outcome of my research to the end-users and beneficiaries.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Watch comic short films and play the piano. I also sing and enjoy choral music including classics.
You can find more details about Dr. Peter Eze here.