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Smart dashboard should predict regional outbreaks COVID-19

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

The first dashboard in the Netherlands that will predict, with great certainty, where local outbreaks of COVID-19 infections may occur. A multidisciplinary research team led by Nelly Litvak, Professor of Algorithms for Complex Networks at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), will work on this dashboard, thanks to a half million-euro grant from ZonMW. The team has worked since the corona outbreak in March to provide such predictions using aggregated mobility information from cell phone usage. The grant will be used to significantly improve those predictions, through the smart combination with data from the COVID Radar App. This will enable safety regions, responsible for local and regional corona measures, to intervene faster and more effectively in the event of imminent corona outbreaks and can even prevent the emergence of new hotbeds.

One of the 4TU RE Tenure Trackers, Florence Metz, is also involved in the project. Want to know more about the project? Check the TU/e press release!


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"23311" by Alissa Eckert, MSMI; Dan Higgins, MAMS, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention is in the Public Domain