Event Detail

Event Type: 
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 12:00 to 12:50
Location: 
Kidd 236

Speaker Info

Local Speaker: 
Abstract: 

I will discuss infectious disease dynamics that include forecasting and response in the host population. Augmenting epidemic models with additional state variables representing epidemic cognition and intervention reveals new dynamics and prospects for control. In particular, there is the potential to stabilize the population against a major epidemic when the basic reproductive number R0 > 1. I will examine the roles of stochasticity and spatial heterogeneity in these dynamics, and how they could be leveraged to engineer networks of pandemic-resilient cities.