Associate Professor Kim-Anh Lê Cao


Associate Professor Kim-Anh Lê Cao

Associate Professor, Statistical Genomics

The University of Melbourne

Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao is fascinated with numbers, and how innovative statistics can influence the world. She develops novel methods, software and tools to interpret big biological data and answer research questions efficiently. Kim-Anh is committed to statistical education to instil best analytical practice. She has taught numerous statistical workshops for biologists  and leads collaborative projects in medicine, fundamental biology or microbiology disciplines.

Kim-Anh has a mathematical engineering background and graduated with a PhD in Statistics from the Université de Toulouse, France. She then moved to Australia first as a biostatistician consultant at QFAB Bioinformatics, then as a research group leader at the biomedical University of Queensland Diamantina Institute. She is currently an Associate Professor in Statistical Genomics at the University of Melbourne. Kim-Anh has secured two consecutive NHMRC fellowships, published 90 articles and secured more than 8.5 million in competitive funding. In 2019, she received the Australian Academy of Science’s Moran Medal for her contributions to Applied Statistics, and the Georgina Sweet Award for female scientists in quantitative biomedical science, which recognised her contribution in multidisciplinary collaborations. She was selected to the international Homeward Bound leadership program for women in STEMM which culminated in a trip to Antarctica.