Plenary speakers

Dr Eun Sug ParkDr Eun Sug Park
Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Dr. Eun Sug Park is a Senior Research Scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). She holds a Ph.D. in statistics from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in statistics and a B.S. in computer science and statistics, both from Seoul National University. Prior to joining TTI in 2001, she was a postdoc at the University of Washington’s National Research Center for Statistics and the Environment. Her areas of research include environmental modelling and assessment of health effects of air pollution mixtures, source apportionment by multivariate receptor modelling, latent variable models and factor analysis, Bayesian hierarchical modelling and model selection, and transportation statistics. Dr. Park was the recipient of the Patricia Waller Award, the D. Grant Mickle Award, and several Outstanding Paper awards from the Transportation Research Board as well as the TTI/Trinity Researcher Award. She is Editor for Statistics of the journal Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Member of the Transportation Research Board Statistical Methods Committee, Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, and Fellow of the American Statistical Association.


Dr Bo LiProfessor Bo Li
Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Bo Li is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Statistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her PhD in Statistics from Texas A&M University in 2006, and then became a Post-Doc at National Center for Atmospheric Research before joining Purdue as an Assistant Professor in 2008. In 2013 she moved to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr Li’s research mainly focuses on spatial and spatio-temporal statistics and environmental statistics concerning problems in climatology, atmospheric sciences, public health, forestry and agriculture. Dr Li has served on the editorial boards of several journals including the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Environmetrics, and was a guest editor for a special issue in Statistica Sinica and a special issue in Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics. Her research has been funded by the NSF, NIH, NASA and Sandia National Laboratories. Dr Li was the recipient of the Young Investigator Award in the ASA section on statistics and the environment and is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. 


Professor Gavin ShaddickProfessor Gavin Shaddick
University of Exeter

Professor Gavin Shaddick is Chair of Data Science and Statistics at the University of Exeter, UK and an Alan Turing fellow. He is the Director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science & AI for Sustainable Futures, which will train the next generation of researchers in the use of AI to address the challenges associated with environmental change. He is the current Head of the Department of Mathematics at Exeter and the Exeter Director of the Exeter-Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) joint centre for Environment, Sustainability and Resilience (ENSURE). He leads the WHO Global Platform on Air Quality and Health Data Integration Task Force and serves on the UK government’s Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) and its subgroup on the Quantification of Air Pollution Risks (QUARK). He has authored over 170 peer-reviewed publications and is co-author of two books; Spatio-Temporal Methods in Environmental Epidemiology and the Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians.