A Global Stochastic Modeling Framework to Simulate and Visualize Epidemics

A Global Stochastic Modeling Framework to Simulate and Visualize Epidemics

Date: May 2012
Creator: Indrakanti, Saratchandra
Description: Epidemics have caused major human and monetary losses through the course of human civilization. It is very important that epidemiologists and public health personnel are prepared to handle an impending infectious disease outbreak. the ever-changing demographics, evolving infrastructural resources of geographic regions, emerging and re-emerging diseases, compel the use of simulation to predict disease dynamics. By the means of simulation, public health personnel and epidemiologists can predict the disease dynamics, population groups at risk and their geographic locations beforehand, so that they are prepared to respond in case of an epidemic outbreak. As a consequence of the large numbers of individuals and inter-personal interactions involved in simulating infectious disease spread in a region such as a county, sizeable amounts of data may be produced that have to be analyzed. Methods to visualize this data would be effective in facilitating people from diverse disciplines understand and analyze the simulation. This thesis proposes a framework to simulate and visualize the spread of an infectious disease in a population of a region such as a county. As real-world populations have a non-homogeneous demographic and spatial distribution, this framework models the spread of an infectious disease based on population of and geographic distance between ...
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Global Stochastic Field Simulator

Global Stochastic Field Simulator

Date: June 21, 2013
Creator: Mikler, Armin R.; O'Neill, Marty; Helsing, Joseph; Camp, Taylor & Indrakanti, Saratchandra
Description: This poster was featured at the 2013 Perot Museum of Nature and Science's 'Social Science' exhibit. It discusses the Global Stochastic Field Simulator, conceived in the summer of 2011.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
A Framework to Simulate and Visualize Epidemics

A Framework to Simulate and Visualize Epidemics

Date: June 21, 2013
Creator: Mikler, Armin R.; O'Neill, Marty; Helsing, Joseph; Camp, Taylor & Indrakanti, Saratchandra
Description: This poster was featured at the 2013 Perot Museum of Nature and Science's 'Social Science' exhibit. The poster discusses a framework to simulate and visualize epidemics.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering