An Update on COVID-19 Pandemic Status and Prognosis

Organized by IEEE CS Geographic Activities Committee (GAC) new global program:
All our IEEE CS chapter members are invited to attend.

The Webinar on COVID-19

The first premier talk is brought to us by the Boston Chapter and is presented by Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam who has been leading epidemiological studies on the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topic: An Update on COVID-19 Pandemic Status and Prognosis

Speaker: Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam, founder of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI).

Date: Thursday April 16

Time: 7pm in Boston and New York, USA (EDT) / 11pm GMT (12am London, UK) / 9am (April 17) in Sydney, Australia / 4:30am (April 17) Delhi, India

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Abstract: Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam will provide an update on the current COVID-19 pandemic and describe some of the epidemiological studies, analyses and modeling of the dynamics of the pandemic and relevant social interventions which are used to predict/anticipate its course and advise all levels of government, communities, corporations and individuals.

Bio:  Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam is the founder and head of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI). He has been leading epidemiological studies of the progress of the pandemic (see and helped found https://www.endcoronavirusorg, a collection of volunteers that share information about the pandemic and collaborate to find solutions. Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam received his SB and PhD in physics from MIT in 1978 and 1984 respectively. Since the late 1980s he has contributed to founding the field of complex systems science, introducing fundamental mathematical rigor, real world application, and educational programs for new concepts and insights of this field. In developing new mathematical methods and in their application, he has published on a wide range of scientific and real-world problems ranging from cell biology to the global financial crisis.

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