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Viterbi Live: Modeling Epidemics as a Chemical Reaction Process Featuring Dean Yannis Yortsos and Vice Dean Assad Oberai
Join us for an exclusive Viterbi Live event featuring Dean Yannis Yortsos and Vice Dean Assad Oberai as they kick off the fall Viterbi Live season. Dean Yortsos and Vice Dean Oberai will present a model for the spreading of epidemics based on an analogy with chemical reaction and diffusion processes. The model accounts for spatial effects, including the emergence of contagion waves, currently missing from the standard (SIR) models. We discuss how epidemics initiate and how they spread and what parameters can be controlled to arrest their growth.

This event will feature a live Q&A session at the end of the presentation.

About the speakers:
Yannis C. Yortsos is Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and Professor in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

Assad Oberai is Vice Dean of Research in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

Sep 17, 2020 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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