Dr. Yuhao (Connor) Wu is an assistant professor at Troy University, Alabama, the United States. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Virginia Tech between 2016 to 2018. His postdoctoral research focused on the Alabama heat and its effects on health outcomes (e.g., preterm birth, non-accidental death, and fatal traffic accidents). Before that, he was a Research Associate at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) with the primary responsibilities to investigate the association between historical plague outbreaks and climate change from the GIS perspective. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Geography from HKU, an MSc in Geomatics (GIS) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a BEng in Computer Science from the Beijing Normal University. He has experience in data collection and mining, statistics, and spatiotemporal analysis with GIS and remote sensing skills, and his research interests include public health, epidemiology, climate change, and transportation safety.
Dr. Yuhao (Connor) Wu Research Interests are Personal heat exposure measurement, Spatial analysis for estimating effects of climate change on public health, Quantitative methods for examining the association between climate change and crime, GIS and statistical models for evaluating the contribution of climate change on plague outbreaks, Quantitative methods on transportation safety and behavior geography.