February 14, 2016
Computer scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University have received a $2.04 million Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate grant to design a computer software program that will virtually represent the effects of disease outbreak, according to a recent press release.
“When a disease breaks out, you need to know — how severe is it? How long will it last? How many field personnel do you need? What are the economic consequences? How will commodity prices be affected? What will happen if you start vaccinating,” researcher Shrideep Pallickara, PhD, associate professor of computer science in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State, said in the release.