PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Impact of small-scale details on SIR epidemics
Seminar:Job Candidate Talk
Speaker:Joel Miller- Job Candidate (Joint position with The Huck Institute)
Abstract:
The large-scale dynamics of infectious disease spread can be significantly affected by the details of random discrete infection events between individuals. Examples include heterogeneities in the number of contacts an individual has; heterogeneities in the infectiousness and susceptibility of an individual; and the impact of small-scale social structures such as families and work groups. I will give an overview of network models of disease spread and specifically will describe how each of the above effects modifies the probability, size, early growth, and timing of an epidemic and how this can help in intervention design. The approaches used borrow techniques from branching processes, perturbation analysis, and network theory.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:02 / 25 / 2010
Time:02:00pm - 03:00pm