Hespanha: COVID-19 Research

ECE Professor João Hespanha contributes to the worldwide fight against the Coronavirus

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João Hespanha and his Networked Control Laboratory are developing tools to inform and advise decision making for control of large-scale global pandemics. Key goals of the project include making reliable predictions for the state of a pandemic in the next few days/weeks/months, estimating effects of governmental measures in the dynamics of the pandemic, and designing protocols for effective control of a pandemic to prevent overloading the healthcare system. A key feature of his work has to do with "annotating" predictions/estimates/protocols with quantitative measures of uncertainty so decision makers can explore realistic best-case and worst-case scenarios.

The ECE Current "ECE COVID-19 | Recent Research" (full article page 16)