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Mathematical Challenges for Long Epidemic Time Series

16th - 17th December 2014

Organisers: Thomas House, Elizabeth Buckingham-Jeffery and Edward Hill

There are funds available to participants for travel and overnight accommodation on Warwick campus, supported by an EPSRC grant.

This technical two-day workshop on 16th-17th December will be preceded by a more general half-day workshop on "Big Data and Google Flu" on 15th December. This workshop marks the launch of the Warwick Data Science Institute supported by Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, which we hope will be able to take advantage of the opportunities posed by large, complex datasets .

Big Data and Google Flu (15th December)

Google Flu has caused people to debate the topic of big data in epidemiology and the usefulness of large dataset analysis. Discussions at this workshop will range from the medical motivation for surveillance, to whether the statistical models fitted to such data should be derived from a mechanistic stochastic model of transmission or be more generic.

Registration is now closed.


Christian Stefansen (Google Flu)

Real-time syndromic surveillance team (Public Health England)

Lydia Drumright (University of Cambridge)

Thomas House (The University of Warwick)

Abstracts available here

Schedule available here

Mathematical Challenges for Long Epidemic Time Series (16th-17th December)

Registration is now closed.

Epidemic time series have an important role in epidemiology, allowing past patterns to be identified and future forecasts to be made. They are also vital in syndromic surveillance, with the aim of detecting epidemics in their early stages. There is a growing number of detailed long epidemic time series available for analysis. This workshop aims to bring together statisticians and epidemic modellers in order to focus on the interesting scientific challenges these large data sets pose.


Daniela De Angelis (University of Cambridge)

Gavin Gibson (Heriot-Watt University)

Theodore Kypraios (The University of Nottingham)

Angela Noufaily (The Open University)

Trevelyan J. McKinley (University of Cambridge)

Tim Kinyanjui (The University of Warwick)

Ganna Rozhnova (Utrecht Center for Infection Dynamics)

Abstracts available here

Schedule available here

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Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W)
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