Plinio Morita, UbiLab director and a professor in the School of Public Health Sciences, has received an Early Researcher Award (ERA) from the Ontario government for his project, Mobilizing IoT-Based Health and Environmental Data for Increased Public Awareness. Valued at $140,000, the award goes to the province's most promising researchers in the first five years of their academic careers.
"As an early career researcher, this award provides me with resources to support underserved populations, allowing me to focus on the social good of our research," said Morita. "The funding provided by the ERA will support students working in collaboration with UNICEF Mongolia, who are trying to understand the hyperlocal effects of air pollution on children's health and to help create AI-based alert systems for the population.
For more information, please see the Faculty of Health's news release.