DIMACS Mini-symposium on Modeling of Infectious Diseases with a Focus on Ebola

This is coordinated with a satellite workshop to the Next Einstein Forum on the same topic on March 6-7, 2016.

March 5, 2016
University Cheikh Anta Diop
Dakar, Senegal

Aboubaker Chedikh Beye, former AIMS-Senegal President, Director of the Doctoral Course in Physics at University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, acbeye at gmail.com
Martial Ndeffo Mbah, Yale University, martial.ndeffo-mbah at yale.edu
Farai Nyabadza, Stellenbosch University, nyabadzaf at sun.ac.za
Fred Roberts, Rutgers University, froberts at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University, ayakubu at howard.edu

Local Organizers:
Mamadou Barry, Professor, University Cheikh Anta Diop
Mountaga Lam, Assistant Lecturer, University Cheikh Anta Diop
Papa Ngom, Lecturer, University Cheikh Anta Diop
Hamet Seydi, Professor, University Cheikh Anta Diop
DIMACS thanks the National Science Foundation for support of this event.

Workshop Program:

Saturday, March 5, 2016

10:00 - 10:10  Opening Remarks: Fred Roberts and Local Organizer,
               Hamet Seydi and  Lara Campbell 
10:10 - 10:20  Opening Remarks: Ministers

10:20 - 10:40  Modeling Infectious Diseases of Africa
               Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University

10:40 - 11:00  Parameter and State Estimation using Real Data
               Mountaga Lam, University Cheikh Anta Diop

11:00 - 12:00  Panel: Issues in Mathematics Education (How to Teach Mathematical Modeling; Challenges of Multidisciplinary Education; Undergraduate Research)
               Panel Members 
               Senelani D. Hove-Musekwa, University of Zimbabwe
               Abdoul Aziz Fall, University Alioune Diop, Bambey, Senegal
               Mountaga Lam, University Cheikh Anta Diop 
               Nina Fefferman, Rutgers University 
               Wayne Getz, UC Berkeley
               Edward Lungu, Chair, University of Botswana
               Amira Kebir, Tunis University
12:00 -  1:00  Lunch

 1:00 -  1:20  Models Meet the Real World: Lessons from Ebola in West Africa
               Juliet Pulliam, University of Florida

 1:20 -  1:40  Be-CoDiS: A Mathematical Model to Predict the Risk of Human Diseases Spread between Countries
               Diene Ngom, Universite Assane Seck de Ziguinchor

 1:40 -  2:00  Optimal Control for an Age-structured Model for the Transmission of HIV
               Mboya Ba, University Cheikh Anta Diop

 2:00 -  2:45  Poster session (local students and faculty)
               Poster: Oumar Alpha Bah (Modeling the impact of dust in meningitis)
 2:45 -  3:30  Closing Panel: Next Steps; US-African Collaborations
               Panel Members 
               Fred Roberts, Chair, Rutgers University
               Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University
               Hamet Seydi,University Cheikh anta Diop 
               O.T. Kolebaje, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria
               Folashade Agusto, University of Kansas
               Theresia Marijani, University of Dar es Salaam 

 3:30 -  3:40  Closing Remarks: Fred Roberts, Hamet Seydi

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