February 11, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Math-Biology Seminar: Studying Disease Transmission on Networks, Feb. 11

The Mathematical Biology Seminar Seminar series presents speakers Ying Xin and Winfried Just on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 5:15 to 6:10 p.m. in Morton 326 .

They will discuss “Studying disease transmission on networks, Part II.”

Abstract: We will continue our presentation of teaching materials and directions of research for models of disease transmission on networks.  The first part of this talk will highlight some mechanism by which certain properties of contact networks facilitate or inhibit the transmission of infections.  The particular focus will be on a quantity that arises from the so-called friendship paradox.  In the second part we will illustrate how the structure of random networks that arise from the so-called preferential attachment model influences the transmission of infections and the effectiveness of control measures.

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