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SCHEDULE: NOV 16-22, 2013

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Preparing for Next Pandemic by Harnessing the Power of Pervasive Supercomputing

SESSION: Emerging Technologies

EVENT TYPE: Emerging Technologies

TIME: 10:00AM - 5:30PM

ROOM:Booth 3547

We propose to showcase a 15 year program on Computational Epidemiology: development and use of computer models for understanding the spatio-temporal diffusion of disease through populations. Controlled experiments used to understand scientific phenomenon are much harder and often impossible to do when studying epidemiology, due to ethical, and often practical reasons. As a result, computational models play an important role in elucidating the space-time dynamics of epidemics. They also serve an important role in evaluating various intervention strategies, including pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions. Recent advances in high performance computing, software services and proliferation of the web and handheld devices and sensors have created entirely new opportunities to understand epidemics and devise new ways to control them. By combining interactive games, videos, talks by experts and presentation, we will showcase our program highlighting the use of pervasive high performance computing technologies to support important federal case studies.

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