Infectious disease epidemiology is an important, complex, global societal problem. Currently, emerging challenges --- climate change, political instability, urbanization, and others --- threaten to slow recent progress in this area.
Epidemic science also motivates fundamental problems in computing, with broad impacts possible in social networks, cyber-security, web science, and public health policy.
We see a timely opportunity to simultaneously make fundamental advances in computing, data science, and artificial intelligence that will yield significant societal, health, and economic benefits.
Real-time Epidemic Science
Challenges in Controlling Epidemics