Mingguang HE (何明光)

Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne/ Sun Yat-sen University

Brief Bio:

Prof. Mingguang He is Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology in University of Melbourne and Centre for Eye Research Australia, Professor of Sun Yat-sen University, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness (Australia). His research interest includes clinical and epidemiological research, randomized clinical trial, twin study, imaging technology and big data research. He ran the first population-based glaucoma survey and twin registry in China. He has cultivated a team of 13 researchers, 4 research scientists and 8 visiting students, dedicating to artificial intelligence and big data research. He was the principal investigator of the first real-world study on deploying artificial intelligence to enable diabetic retinopathy screening at endocrinology and primary care settings in the world. So far he has more than 280 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including JAMA (2015), JAMA (2017), The Lancet (2019), which have attracted more than 10,600 citations with H-index 50. He is the Founder and the first President of the Asia Pacific Tele-Ophthalmology Society and the Founding Council Member of the Asia Pacific Myopia Society. He has received several awards including the Holmes Lecture Award from the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (2015) and Richard Fan Distinguished Lectureship granted by Singapore National Eye Centre (2018).