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Modeling Infectious Disease Transmission: Eradicating Malaria and Other Diseases
SESSION: Large Real World Data Centers/Medical
EVENT TYPE: Masterworks
TIME: 10:30AM - 11:15AM
Presenter(s):Karima Nigmatulina, Gene Oates
ABSTRACT: The Intellectual Ventures Lab Epidemiological Modeling team develops mathematical models of disease transmission and software tools to assist planning of disease control and eradication campaigns. The objective is to deliver a software tool used by the public health community to ground disease campaign planning in model-driven insights. The software allows simulations on High Performance Clusters, exploration of alternate campaign designs, input data management and output analysis. The team focuses on four diseases - malaria, polio, HIV and TB - representing different disease transmission modes. Malaria and Polio will be presented to exemplify the power of complex computational models.
Our approach aims to leverage Moore's Law gains to increase model potential. We use a Monte Carlo individual agent-based approach for running detailed, geographically-specific simulations on a multi-core cluster. This software will be freely released for academic research and humanitarian uses for developing world research.