Mathematical modeling of the COVID-19 pandemic: an outsider's perspective

School of Mathematics Colloquium
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 11:00am for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Wesley Pegden – Carnegie Mellon University – wes@math.cmu.edu
Anton Bernshteyn

In this talk we will discuss epidemic modeling in the context of COVID-19.  We will review the basics of classical epidemic models, and present joint work with Maria Chikina on the use of age-targeted strategies in the context of a COVID-19-like epidemic.  We will also discuss the broader roles epidemic modeling has played over the past year, and the limitations it as presented as a primary lens through which to understand the pandemic.