April 19, 2013: Seminar Announcement - Alberto Maria Segre: "Computational Epidemiology Research"

Seminar Announcement

Computational Epidemiology Research

Alberto Maria Segre
Friday, April 19, 2013
2:00 p.m., 1000 SEO Building


Network science is the study of interconnections, independent of whether they occur in the social, technological, or physical worlds. Essentially a data-driven science with early roots in graph theory, combinatorics, sociology, physics and engineering, networks are the basis for models in many different disciplines. In this talk, I will describe current work in the University of Iowa Computational Epidemiology group (http://compepi.cs.uiowa.edu/), where our research involves the use of network models and computational tools to simulate, visualize and, in general, better understand the spread of disease. Our goal is to inform public and hospital policy decisions with respect to disease surveillance, disease prevention measures, and outbreak containment.


Alberto Maria Segre is Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department and Gerald P. Weeg Faculty Scholar in Informatics at the University of Iowa. He holds a B.A. in Music Theory and a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the University of Iowa faculty in 1994, he served as an Assistant Professor at Cornell University. His research interests focus on distributed algorithms for discrete optimization problems, with emphasis on algorithmic problems in the biological and health sciences. Most recently, his work has focused on epidemiological simulation and modeling.

Host: Tanya Berger-Wolf

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