DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar Series

Title: Graph-Theoretical Models of the Spread and Control of Disease

Speaker: Fred Roberts, DIMACS, Rutgers University

Date: October 11, 2004 11:30 - 12:50

Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


We will describe some simplified models of the spread and control of disease through social networks, using the tools of graph theory, and use the models to discuss strategies for vaccination, quarantine, etc. for defense against bioterrorist attacks. The talk will emphasize development of simple concepts, describe some preliminary results, and lay out some research challenges.