How to Use Mathematical Models to Study the COVID-19 Pandemic


In this talk, we will review what mathematical models are, how they are constructed to study the spread of COVID-19 in the population, and what these models can tell us about the outbreak.

Dr. Junling Ma is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria. He received his PhD from Princeton University in 2003, and has been a faculty member at UVic since 2006. He uses mathematical models to study the spread of infectious diseases—such as COVID-19, influenza and cholera—to understand how to robustly predict an outbreak and how to effectively control it.


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