Topic: Developing unique COVID-19 model to inform government policies at local to global scale

Presenter or Speaker: Azizur Rahman

Abstract: The world has witnessed and survived many pandemics and epidemics in the past, but the challenges posed by COVID-19 are unprecedented. Of paramount concern is COVID-19’s alarming transmission rate and the current lack of knowledge around key epidemiological parameters. These limitations make it exceptionally difficult to develop and impose a robust and successful control strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Like estimation of parameters for flattening the curve and herd immunity, applied statistics and data science have been making significant contributions to solve many complex issues such as dynamics of the disease, forming evidenced-based policies and evaluating those policies. In this seminar, I will present some of my ongoing research in developing unique COVID-19 model with multidisciplinary teams including colleague from Harvard University. The new model will provide enhanced simulation capability for making demographically and geographically-sensitive predictions and that will be able to inform government policies at national and international levels. This talk will also demonstrate some of our contributions to and outcomes of COVID-19 research.
Period26 Aug 2020
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionRegional