Posted on 03 December, 2015
Sheri Fink published this nice piece in the New York Times yesterday on the legal issues surrounding state-imposed quarantines on travelers returning from countries with widespread Ebola transmission. In addition to the toll these policies have had on the individuals who have been put under quarantine, I took away from this article that there is still a need for better data on and communication about the risks of travelers being infected with Ebola. As it happens, this is the topic of my talk today at the Epidemics5 conference.
Posted on 17 November, 2015
Last week, I had the honor of presenting at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) in the well-attended Dengue: Epidemiology session. This presentation covers our work with the Thai Ministry of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University in building an infrastructure for making real-time dengue hemorrhagic fever case predictions and evaluating the performance of our predictions thus far.
Posted on 12 October, 2015
FiveThirtyEight’s new CARMELO prediction alorithm, that projects the future careers of every NBA player, has similarity with prediction methods in other fields.
Posted on 10 September, 2015
In a feat of focused coding jujitsu, Krzysztof successfully put together a pull-request to the base development version of STAN.
Posted on 17 August, 2015
The lab participated in the Dengue Forecasting Project, hosted by various federal government agencies.