Jude Kong is a Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (budgetary cross-appointed) and Department of Mathematics at the University of Toronto (cross-appointed), where he serves as the Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Modeling lab (AIMM lab). Additionally, he is the Director of the Africa-Canada Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Innovation Consortium (ACADIC) and the Global South Artificial Intelligence for Pandemic and Epidemic Preparedness and Response Network (AI4PEP).

Kong obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics with a certificate in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Alberta and a MSc in Mathematical Modelling from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and the University of L’Aquila, Italy. His B.Sc. in Mathematics (major) and Computer Science (minor) was acquired at the University of Buea, Cameroon, and his B.Ed. in Mathematics was earned at University of Yaounde I, Cameroon. Kong also competed a two-year postdoc at Princeton University. Dr. Kong is an expert in AI, Data Science, Mathematical Modelling, and Mathematics Education. His principal research program focuses on developing and deploying innovative AI, mathematical and data science methodologies and technologies for decision­-makers in communities, public health, government and industry to provide important insights into local and global-scale socio-ecological challenges.


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