|Registration Deadline:||August 14, 2020 2 months ago|
- Susan Athey (Stanford University)
- Sara Del Valle (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
- Rick Durrett (Duke University)
- Rosalind Eggo (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
- Elamin Elbasha (Merck Inc.)
- Marc Fleaurbaey (Princeton University)
- Abba Gumel (Arizona State University)
- Susan Holmes (Stanford University)
- Matthew Jackson (Stanford University)
- Ali Jadbabaie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- Svante Janson (Uppsala University)
- Joseph Lewnard (University of California, Berkeley)
- Marc Lipsitch (Harvard University)
- Lauren Ancel Meyers (University of Texas at Austin)
- Maya Petersen (University of California, Berkeley)
- Jacob Steinhardt (University of California, Berkeley)
- Mark van der Laan (University of California, Berkeley)
- Vanessa Vargas (Sandia National Laboratories)
- Alessandro Vespignani (Northeastern University)
- Katherine Yelick (University of California, Berkeley; Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory)
- Bin Yu (University of California, Berkeley)
This workshop will be held via Zoom. To receive the link, please register.
All times listed on the schedule are Pacific Time.
The workshop will bring together researchers from epidemiology, global health, and mathematics to discuss challenges in developing predictive models for epidemics as well as policies and algorithmic solutions for their control and mitigation. It will thus give the mathematical community access to some of the challenging issues and mathematical problems in the field.
The workshop will start with 3-4 speakers who will present some of the models currently in use, with their virtues and shortcomings. In the afternoon, a panel will discuss policy implications and what policy makers still need from modelers. The second day will focus on control and mitigation strategies, touching on themes like social distancing, optimal testing, and contact tracing. On day three, we will discuss various mathematical problems related to what we discussed on day one and two – this will be the day where speakers won’t be shy to use the words theorem and proof, or utter the sentence “Unfortunately, we don’t yet have the faintest idea how to prove this”. We finish the day (and the workshop) with a discussion of open problems, and the role mathematics has to play in modeling and controlling epidemics.
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