Galileo’s Science Café: Data Science for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

When:
March 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2022-03-10T18:00:00-05:00
2022-03-10T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Virtual and In-Person
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Andrea Cobb

Taylor Anderson, Ph.D., Andreas Züfle, Ph.D., Hamdi Kavak, Ph.D., and Tim Leslie, Ph.D.

Abstract: People respond to crises in different ways. In the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, we observe some individuals are more willing or able to engage in preventative behaviors than others. These behaviors might include mask use, social distancing, and more recently vaccine acceptance, all of which have major impacts on the trajectory of the disease. In this talk, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at GMU discusses the key role of spatial-temporal data in better understanding the relationship between human behavior, mobility, and disease spread and how we can use this knowledge to improve predictive models. The research provides opportunities to evaluate implemented policies aimed at mitigation and support evidence-based policy-making going forward.

 

For in-person guests:

  • 6:00-6:50 p.m. Check in at the Verizon Auditorium Lobby, pick up your individually packaged light dinner, and enjoy it in breakout rooms adjacent to the auditorium
  • 6:30 p.m.  Auditorium seating begins
  • 7:00-7:45 p.m Scientific discussion
  • 7:45-8:15 p.m Ask the presenters! Questions from the audience
  • 8:15-8:45 p.m Meet the scientist and networking reception (optional)
  • 9:00 p.m Session closes

For remote guests:

  • 6:30 p.m Logon begins
  •  7:00-7:45 p.m Scientific discussion
  • 7:45-8:15 p.m Q&A from the audience
  • 8:15-8:45 p.m Meet the scientist and networking reception (optional)
  • 9:00 p.m Session closes