Computation & Society Initiative to Host Virtual Series on Covid Modeling

Publication date 
April 6, 2020

The Computation and Society Initiative will host a virtual on-going series of discussions with experts and leaders to share their perspectives on some of the key challenges facing society and whose solutions are likely to involve a novel synthesis of ideas and innovations from disciplines and schools including computer science, data science,  social sciences, humanities, public health, business, and law.

The first conversation will be with Professor Ed Kaplan (SOM, Public Health, Engineering), an expert on the spread and control of infectious disease, to discuss his perspective on COVID and his recent work serving as a modeling expert on a range of projects supporting the university, Yale New Haven Hospital, and the state. Problems have included crowd-capping, hospital surge planning, timing decisions (when to stop and when to re-start), and scenario analyses to assess the impacts of alternative interventions, among other applications.

The Series schedule:  

These Coffee Breaks are intended to be widely accessible. Since these will be virtual, we have a lot of room and the event is open to the public.