DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar Series

Title: Modeling Disease Transmission across Social Networks

Speaker: Stephen Eubank, Virginia Tech

Date: February 7, 2005 2:30 - 3:45 pm**

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


This talk will describe EpiSims, an individual based epidemiological simulation that relies essentially on estimates of person-to-person contact patterns. I will focus on the estimation process for these social networks, structural properties of the estimated networks, and the interplay between network structure and disease propagation.

A complementary talk on processing large networks wih particular emphasis on social networks will given by Madhav Marathe from Virginia Tech on February 14, 2005 ( stay tuned ).

**Please note new time will be 2:30 - 3:45 on Mondays for the spring seminar series